Self-assembling Polymers for Gene Delivery and Biomineralization

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Self-assembling Polymers for Gene Delivery and Biomineralization – Surya K. Mallapragada

Surya K. Mallapragada is chair of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Stanley Chair in Interdisciplinary Engineering. Her research focuses on the development of new polymeric materials for medical applications, including neural tissue engineering, controlled drug and gene delivery, and as templates for biomineralization. The work has implications from cancer therapy, to nerve regeneration, to single-dose vaccines. Mallapragada is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. She is the recipient of an NSF Early CAREER Award and was named one of the World’s Top 100 Young Innovators, 2002, by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine. She earned her PhD in chemical engineering from Purdue University.

Sigma Xi Lecture Series.