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Integrating Molecular Imaging with Spatiotemporally Synchronized Cancer Combinatiorial Therapy Using Photo-Activatable Nanoconstruct Platforms

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D. Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hasan's scientific efforts are focused on photochemistry-based approaches (photodynamic therapy, or PDT) for treatment and diagnosis of disease. The overall strategy is to develop molecular mechanisms and optical imaging-based combination treatment regimens where one treatment arm involves light activation of certain near-infrared-absorbing chemicals. This program identifies various cellular and molecular targets for specific diseases and designs constructs for optimal photochemical treatment effects. The targeting entities include photoactivatable nanoparticles and small molecules.

A poster session and reception will follow Dr. Hasan's lecture.

Contact: Pamela King