BIOE Welcomes New Faculty Member Andrew Smith

11/07/2012 - 4:13pm

BIOE Welcomes New Faculty Member Andrew Smith
BIOE Welcomes New Faculty Member Andrew Smith
Dr. Andrew Smith develops new nanomaterials for studying cancer biology. He is particularly interested in nanoparticles called quantum dots, fluorescent crystals that can be used to image cancer-related cellular events at the microscopic level of individual molecules. By combining these particles with new transgenic animal models of cancer and a variety of imaging and microscopy techniques, he aims to understand fundamental molecular mechanisms of tumor development which will lead to a new generation of cancer treatments.