Nanoparticle-cell interactions: Importance of protein structure

Oct 1

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
French Family Science Center 2237

Presenter

Dr. Christine Payne

ECE Guest Lecturer. Abstract: Nanoparticles offer exciting new approaches for biomedicine ranging from drug delivery to cellular imaging. In the course of these applications, nanoparticles are exposed to a complex mixture of extracellular proteins that adsorb onto the surface of the nanoparticle. This "protein corona" dominates the interaction of nanoparticles with cells. We have investigated how proteins found in blood serum affect the cellular binding of protein-nanoparticle complexes.

Contact

Ginsberg, Margo
660-5252
margo.ginsberg@duke.edu