STEM Academy & Chemistry Club Present: Dr. Francois Fay, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Science, York College: Bio-Inspired Nanoparticles: A New Trojan Horse?

Start Date: March 23 2018 - 01:00 PM

End Date: March 23 2018 - 03:00 PM

Audience: Students

Category: Club Event

Location: S-111

Description:

STEM ACADEMY & CHEMISTRY CLUB PRESENT: DR. FRANCOIS FAY, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE, YORK COLLEGE, THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. BIO-INSPIRED NANOPARTICLES: A NEW TROJAN HORSE? DR. FAY'S RESEARCH INTERESTS FOCUS ON THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CHEMISTRY, NANOTECHNOLOGY, AND CELL BIOLOGY TO DEVELOP NEW BIO-INSPIRED NANOPLATFORMS FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISEASES AND CANCERS. A PROMISING STRATEGY IS TO PRODUCE NANOPARTICLES THAT MIMIC BIOLOGICAL PATTERNS TO INTERACT WITH IMMUNE OR CANCER CELLS. THOSE NANO- PARTICLES HAVE SHOWN TO SPECIFICALLY ELICIT EFFECTIVE RELEASE OF THERAPEUTIC DRUGS AT THE SITE OF DISEASE, WHILE MINIMIZING OFF-TARGET SIDE EFFECTS. STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE DUAL JOINT PROGRAM IN PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES BETWEEN THE CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT AT QCC AND THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE, YORK COLLEGE, CUNY. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, QCC ID REQUIRED. FOOD WILL BE SERVED. CO-SPONSORS- CHEMISTRY CLUB, SCIENCE RESEARCH ALLIANCE, BIOLOGY CLUB, STEM RESEARCH CLUB, QCC STUDENT AFFILIATES OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, LAMBDA SIGMA PHI THETA KAPPA, ASAP CLUB, CSTEP CLUB, SACNAS QCC CHAPTER, STUDENTS' HEALTH CLUB, WOMEN IN SCIENCE CLUB, KOREAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION, HAITIAN CLUB 

 


Contact Name: Dr. Paris Svoronos

Contact Phone: 718.281.5562

Contact Email: psvoronos@qcc.cuny.edu

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