Polymeric Nanomaterials for Therapeutic Delivery and Regenerative Engineering

21 Mar
Topics in Bioengineering
Hai Quan Mao- Johns Hopkins University
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 -
11:45am to 12:45pm
Geological Museum 102, Haller Hall

New materials with tailored structural and functional characteristics can advance the ways medical treatments are delivered in combating diseases and repairing damaged tissues.  This seminar discusses two examples that focus on (1) uncovering nanoparticle assembly approaches for exquisite control of biophysical properties of DNA nanoparticles that closely mimic that of natural viruses, and (2) engineering nanofiber matrices to regulate cell morphology, migration, organization and tissue formation that facilitates soft tissue regeneration.