Posts Categorized: October 2013

October 2013 eNewsletter

Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and more!

Dr. Brian Cunningham leads an interdisciplinary research group focused on the application of sub-wavelength optical phenomena and fabrication methods to the development of novel devices and instrumentation for the life sciences. He discusses his work and its implications for patient care.

Welcome to the October 2013 IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter

The recent IEEE Metro Area Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts included a Life Sciences track. This month we bring you articles and an interview from presenters at that event. In an interview and an article, Nanotechnology expert Brian Cunningham tells us about his breakthrough work in …

An Engineering Approach to Cancer Therapy Design

By Aniruddha Datta
Cancer encompasses various diseases associated with loss of control in the mechanisms that regulate the cell numbers in a multicellular organism. It is usually caused by malfunction(s) in the cellular signaling pathways. Malfunctions occur in different ways and at different locations in a …

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October 2013 Contributors

Mary Capelli-SchellpfefferMary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, MD, MPA, is Medical Director of Loyola University Health System's Occupational Health Services, and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer guides Loyola's occupational medicine programs. Read more

Brian T. CunninghamBrian T. Cunningham is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as the Interim Director of the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and as Director of the NSF Center for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology. His research is in the development of biosensors and detection instruments for pharmaceutical high throughput screening, disease diagnostics, point-of-care testing, life science research, and environmental monitoring. Read more

Aniruddha DattaAniruddha Datta received the B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985, the M.S.E.E. degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1987 and the M.S. (Applied Mathematics) and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California in 1991. In August 1991, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University where he is currently the J. W. Runyon, Jr. '35 Professor II. Read more