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Nanotechnology is an emerging field that will enable breakthroughs in biology, medicine, and environmental health. At the nano-scale (about 1/100,000 the width of a human hair) materials exhibit novel electrical, chemical, and magnetic properties that offer a precise and highly sensitive means to study biological systems and advance biomedical imaging, drug delivery, and sensor development. Research at the Institute of Environmental Health focuses on exploiting these properties through the use of quantum dot probes to modulate drug trafficking in living cells, quantum dot arrays for selective sensing and capture of rare blood cells, nanoparticles for in situ environmental cleanup, quantum dot probes for in vivo imaging in the eye, and nanoscale sensors for the measurement of inflammatory protein markers in peri-operative patients.



Richard Johnson
Paul Tratnyek