CRISPR-Cas9, nanoparticles and cancer imaging
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GROWTH FACTORS - JULY 2020
 
 
 

Dear bioengineering community,

Summer is in full swing here in central Illinois. Although we are not able to host campers this year, we are bringing the joy of discovery to our high school participants virtually through our biomechanics TikTok challenge. Our faculty and staff are also gearing up for the fall semester as we resume in-person instruction with adjustments for physical distancing and remote teaching. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back! 

In this issue of our newsletter, I'm also excited to share some recent research news from our department. From CRISPR-Cas9 to nanomedicine and cancer imaging, our researchers are working on a wide range of cutting-edge topics to create more targeted, timely and equitable access to health. 

Sincerely,

Mark A. Anastasio 
Department Head
Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering

 
 
 
 
Wawrzyniec Dobrucki
 
 
 

Wawrzyniec Dobrucki, Bioengineering associate professor, led a team that created a probe to visualize and quantify RAGE in cancer with PET-CT scanning. Go to full story →

 
 
 
 
Bioengineering graduate students
 
 
 

Colin Castleberry, Kenan Jijakli, Vince Kelly, Yahang Li, Angelo Miskalis and Deepthi Suresh have made a lasting impact in the department during an unprecedented semester. Go to full story →

 
 
 
 
carbon nanoparticles
 
 
 

Through their research, Bioengineering Professor Dipanjan Pan, Ph.D. candidate Indrajit Srivastava and team have opened the possibility for future studies to better understand how nanoparticles might behave in the human body. Go to full story →

 
 
 
 
CRISPR
 
 
 

Bioengineering Ph.D. candidate Jackson Winter has received a fellowship from the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). Go to full story →