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“Sheldon Friedlander Founders Lecture “”Electrostatic Assembly of Nanoparticle Targeting of Cells and Tissues”” Professor Paula T. Hammond”
June 17, 2019 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
Come listen to one of the Sheldon Friedlander Founder’s Lectures given by Professor Paula T. Hammond from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology about “Electrostatic Assembly for Nanoparticle Targeting of Cells and Tissues“, at the CNSI Auditorium at 2:30 pm on May 17, 2019.
Professor Paula Hammond was elected into the National Academy of Engineering in 2017. She was elected into the National Academy of Medicine in 2016, and into the 2013 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She won the ACS Award in Applied Polymer Science in 2018, and she is also the recipient of the 2013 AIChE Charles M. A. Stine Award, which is bestowed annually to a leading researcher in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of materials science and engineering, and the 2014 AIChE Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. The newest developments from her lab offer a promising approach to messenger RNA (mRNA) delivery, in which she creates pre-complexes of mRNA with its capping protein and synthesized optimized cationic polypeptides structures for the co-complexation and stabilization of the nucleic acid-protein system to gain up to 80-fold increases in mRNA translation efficiency, opening potential for vaccines and immunotherapies. The core of her work is the use of electrostatics and other comple-mentary interactions to generate functional materials with highly controlled architecture.
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