Research at the Laboratory for Bioresponsive Materials utilizes and expands current knowledge in nanotechnology, polymer science, and chemistry to address new and interesting problems at the frontiers of biology and medicine. The lab develops materials with sophisticated architecture, response mechanisms, topology and chemical composition to enable unique insights into complex interdisciplinary biomedical challenges.
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Nadia Fomina, who has been a postdoc in the Almutairi lab for the last three years, is moving on to her next position at Bosch in the San Francisco area in July, where she will help design and optimize biosensors.
Prof. Marco Rolandi invited Prof. Almutairi to speak as part of UW's Materials Science department's seminar series on April 30. She presented an overview of the lab's recent work and met with several young & senior investigators across several departments doing exciting work there.
The Almutairi lab will be represented by two talks at the MRS spring meeting in San Francisco, covering Eric and Minnie's MRI agent and Jerome's work on microcapsules to manipulate embryoid body microenvironments.
The schedule for the 2012 seminar series sponsored by the KACST-UCSD Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine, of which Prof. Almutairi is director, has been announced. This seminar series is offered for credit to pharmacy and graduate students and is open to all interested researchers. This year's roster includes both scientists doing cutting-edge work in drug delivery and biomaterials and editors of relevant high-impact journals, who will provide their take on what's most exciting in the field.
After particles are formed, they are purified, either by tangential flow filtration (top) or by centrifugation (not shown) to remove excess polymer and unencapsulated cargo. Finally, organic solvent is evaporated (bottom).