Join this webinar and explore biomaterials and technologies being developed to tackle challenging medical problems. This webinar is sponsored by NanoSight.

This talk will explore platform technologies that are currently being developed in the Karp Lab to tackle some of the most challenging medical problems. Namely, sealing tissues, closing wounds, stimulus responsive drug delivery platforms for treatment of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and glioblastoma, and needles that sense different levels of tissue for the delivery of cells and drugs. This talk will also explore methods to target stem cells to sites of inflammation following systemic infusion through nano-engineering of the cell surface.

This approach draws inspiration from leukocytes that target tissues systemically via specific interactions with the vascular endothelium. In addition, a strategy to capture and release rare circulating tumor cells from the bloodstream via jellyfish inspired tentacles fabricated from DNA aptamers will be discussed. In addition, the talk will examine the potential of nano-engineered sensors immobilized on the cell surface that can be used to detect signals within the cellular nano-environment with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution and should be useful for elucidating niche biology in vivo and for drug discovery.

Who should attend?

  • Researchers, students, and post docs in the field of biomaterials and biomedical materials
  • Persons with a general interest in biomaterials and nano-bioengineering