Engineering Self-Assembled Nanobiomaterials for Therapeutic Immunomodulation

Seminar
Title: 
BioE Seminar
Date: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B

Evan Scott - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

SPONSOR(S): Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE)

INFORMATION:

Abstract: Self-assembled nanobiomaterials that are engineered to achieve specific biodistributions and mechanisms of degradation hold great promise for controlled stimulation of the immune system. Through the use of such rationally designed nanomaterials, we aim to investigate the basic inflammatory and immunological processes contributing to diverse pathologies and develop targeted immunotherapies. We specifically approach this by synthesizing, assembling and testing in vitro and in vivo a range of nanostructures loaded with strategically selected combinations of immunostimulants to achieve controlled elicitation or suppression of the immune system. Here, I will present some of our ongoing work in the areas of nanobiomaterials development, cardiovascular disease, and neonatal immunization.

 

TYPE: LECTURE/TALK and PANEL/SEMINAR/COLLOQUIUM

CONTACT: Pamela King