HOSTING ORGANIZATIONS

Markey Cancer Center

College of Medicine

College of Pharmacy

College of Engineering

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

College of Arts and Sciences

   
Director
Peixuan Guo

ABOUT

Nanobiotechnology seeks to exploit the recent advances in nanotechnology to address critical needs in medicine and biological sciences. These complex, large-scale scientific opportunities require cutting edge interdisciplinary work by teams of researchers drawn from multiple disciplines. Important examples include more effective therapies for cancer, obesity and drug abuse; innovative diagnostics for early detection of diseases; more efficient and sustainable harvesting and storage of energy resources and more effective technologies to make best use of these energy sources. 

Responding to the opportunity and addressing these challenges, the University of Kentucky Nanobiotechnology Center was setup as an innovative platform for interdisciplinary collaboration among the many investigators across the UK campus with research efforts at the interface of nanotechnology with the biological sciences. The proposed center serves as a catalyst for establishing communication, collaboration and cross-training among diverse facilities and several existing centers, linking work in the Colleges of Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and, Markey Cancer Center (NCI-designated Cancer center).

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Linda Dwoskin         
Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy
Tony Elam         
Interim Associate Dean of Research of College of Engineering

B. Mark Evers          
Director of Markey Cancer Center
Peixuan Guo          
William Farish Endowed Chair in Nanobiotechnology, Markey Cancer Center, College of Pharmacy
Elizabeth Lorch        
Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences
Guo-Min Li               
Professor of Toxicology, College of Medicine
Kathleen O'Connor  
Associate Director of Cancer Education, Markey Cancer Center
Daniel Pack            
Professor of Chemical & Materials Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Chris Richards         
Assistant professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Daret St. Clair          
Professor of Toxicology, College of Medicine
Jon Thorson             
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
Bruce Webb            
Professor of Virology and Molecular Genetics, Department of Entomology

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Nancy Cox               
Dean of College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Alan Daugherty        
Senior Associate Dean of College of Medicine
B. Mark Evers          
Director of Markey Cancer Center
Mark Kornbluh         
Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of History
Patrick McNamara  
Senior Associate Dean of College of Pharmacy
Tim Tracy               
Dean of College of Pharmacy

John Y. Walz            
Dean of College of Engineering

 

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