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Board of Trustees Professorship Seminar

Nanotechnology-Driven Cancer Therapy

Dr. Narayan Hosmane

Dr. Narayan Hosmane

Dr. Narayan Hosmane
Board of Trustees Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cancer is a major illness of which millions of Americans have a history of successful treatment. However, living with the disease can be challenging as it changes routines and relationships as a result of the effects of treatment modalities such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Dr. Narayan Hosmane’s research is working toward an alternative cancer therapy.

During his presentation, Dr. Hosmane will discuss Neutron Capture Therapy (NCT) and the nanotechnology-driven boron drug delivery as part of the young and rapidly emerging field of nanomedicine. Hosmane will explain NCT which is a unique cancer treatment that kills cancer cells while sparing surrounding healthy cells. While this therapy has potential application in a range of areas, his research group is currently participating in a unique collaborative research project with Kishwaukee Healthcare Systems on potential treatments for specific cancers. Hosmane will also highlight his close working relationship with undergraduate, graduate and post doc students, many of whom work in his research group as legitimate cancer researchers.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Regency Room, Holmes Student Center
11:30 am—12:00 pm, Refreshments
12:00 pm—1:00 pm, Presentation and Q&A

No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!


Sponsors:
Office of the Provost
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

 

Last Updated: 3/21/2011