Self-assembled Porphyrin Nanomaterials for New Approaches to Medical Imaging and Therapy
Conference Recording Jul 21, 2014
About the Speaker
Jonathan F Lovell is an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering at University at Buffalo. Previously, he received a BASc in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo followed by an MSc in biochemistry from McMaster University. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto in 2012. His research focus is on developing translatable cancer nanoplatforms with applications in photomedicine and theranostic imaging. Abstract
Porphyrins have played roles in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases, in particular based on how these molecules interact with light. We will discuss some recent approaches to form novel nanostructured materials from porphyrins and related molecules. New self-assembled porphyrin nanomaterials have potentially enabling properties for disease diagnosis and therapy.