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MolES Seminar: Dr. Evan Scott (Northwestern University)
MolES Seminar: Dr. Evan Scott (Northwestern University)
WhenTuesday, Jan 14, 2020, 1 – 2 p.m.
Campus locationMolecular Engineering (MOL)
Campus roomNanoES 181
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsMolecular Engineering and Sciences

Molecular Engineering and Sciences Seminar Series
Bioinspired Synthetic Nanobiomaterials for Immunotherapy
Abstract: Self-assembled nanobiomaterials that are engineered to achieve specific biodistributions and mechanisms of degradation hold great promise for controlled stimulation of the immune system. Taking
advantage of the morphological flexibility of self-assembled systems,
we aim to mimic various structures and biochemical mechanisms
of pathogens to enhance cell-selective intracellular delivery and
treatment efficacy during immunotherapy. We specifically approach
this by synthesizing, assembling and optimizing in vitro and in
vivo a range of nanostructures loaded with strategically selected
combinations of immunostimulants to achieve controlled activation
or suppression of the immune system. Here, I will present some
of our ongoing work in the area of nanobiomaterials development
as well as recent applications of our materials for the controlled
modulation of inflammatory cells during cell/organ transplantation,
vaccination and treatment of atherosclerosis and infectious diseases.
This weekly seminar brings together students, faculty and invited guests from various disciplines across campus to explore current trends in molecular engineering and nanotechnology. It is a forum for active interdisciplinary discussions. These talks are open to the public and attract a diverse audience of students and faculty.…
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