Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Speaker: Gang Han, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Talk Title: Small and Bright: Tailoring Luminescent Nanoparticles in Biology
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)
Dr. Gang Han received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is now an Associate Professor at the University of Massachussetts Medical School’s department of biochemistry and molecular pharmacology. His research is at the intersection between nanotechnology, neuroscience, bioimaging and therapy. They focus on developing both small and bright tools for biology, that is, designing synthetic/semi-synthetic nanomaterials or small molecules with unique programmable physical properties for basic science and biomedical applications. These tools are developed using a synergetic multidisciplinary approach, including synthetic chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, and cell biology. In particular, he is most interested in developing optically active nanomaterials/molecules for probing signal transduction pathways, single-molecule imaging, sptiotemperol activation of neurons as well as diagnosis and drug delivery.