Topic: Nanomedicine: An emerging modern technology for the treatment of cancer
Speaker: Dr. Santimukul Santra
Date/Time: Monday, September 12; 7:30pm
Location: The Donut Whole (1720 E Douglas)
This presentation will include a discussion on cancer, current hurdles in curing cancer and cancer-related deaths in the US. Newer approaches for the cancer treatment including nanotechnology and nanomedicine will be outlined in this presentation.
Dr. Santra is an organic chemist and nano-biotechnologist, joined the Department of Chemistry at Pittsburg State University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. He teaches Organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and nanobiotechnology classes to the students from chemistry, biology, pharmacy and others. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.)-Bombay, Mumbai, India and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA. His laboratory research is focused on the Nanotechnology-based pharmaceutical theranostics for the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancers, neurodegenerative disorders and infectious diseases. He is the author of more than 20 high impact, peer reviewed journals, and contributed to more than 9 US Patents.