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Join us March 17th, 2016 for talk with Dr. Anthony Kim. Pizza, coffee and cookies are served.
For visitors from outside Mason - Parking is best in the Shenandoah Parking Garage ( Bldg. 43 on the campus map). The seminar will be in Research Hall, 163:  http://info.gmu.edu/Maps/FairfaxMap15TabldColor.pdf

Bioengineering Seminar
March 17th, 2016 from 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Research Hall 163

Speaker: Anthony Kim, PhD, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Seminar title: Advanced Therapeutic Strategies to Target Invasive Brain Cancer

Abstract

A major limitation in the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) and other invasive cancers is delivery of therapeutics to invading tumor cells outside of the area that is safe for surgical removal and the source of disease progression. Therefore, effective delivery to these invading cancer cells represents a promising therapeutic approach. However, achieving broad particle distribution and selective nanoparticle targeting within the brain remains a significant challenge due to the adhesive extracellular matrix (ECM) and clearance mechanisms in the brain. In this presentation, I will discuss our group's effort in the development of emerging strategies to overcome these barriers toward realizing the clinical promise of nanomedicine.



Biography

Anthony Kim is an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Dr. Kim received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Penn State University in 2001 and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2006. He then completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an individual NIH NRSA postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Kim joined the faculty of UMSOM as an assistant professor in May 2013. He is a recipient of several awards including the NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2013), PhRMA Foundation Research Starter Grant in Pharmaceutics (2014), NIH K25 Career Development Award (2014-2017), AAPS Innovation in Biotechnology Award (2015), and AAPS New Investigator Award (2015).

Thank you,
Claudia


Claudia Borke
Academic Program Coordinator
Volgenau School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering
3800 Nguyen Engineering Building, 1G5
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-4190
Fax: (703) 993-2077