Cutting Edge Research at the Bio/Nano Interface

Annelise Barron*

Innovative academic researchers are making exciting new in-roads by integrating tailored aspects of molecular and cellular biology with the use or monitoring of nanoscale tools and phenomena. This 3-hour mini-symposium will showcase intriguing examples of this cutting-edge Bio/Nano research. For instance, Dr. Sanjay Kumar will talk about “the nanoscale force machinery of cells”; and Dr. Kevin Healy will discuss the Bio/Nano phenomena inherent in the culturing of beating heart muscle cells within a tailored microfluidic device. Dr. Ali Khademhosseini will also discuss his work that makes clever use of both microfluidics and nanoscale biological phenomena. Three additional speakers will also present their work at the Bio/Nano interface.

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