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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 the use of nanostructures and optoelectronics in biomed applications. Mary Capelli-Schellpfeffer, an MD who is also a global consultant on electrical safety writes on the challenges and opportunities for bioengineers in systems safety. And an authority on control techniques applied to cancer genomics, Aniruddha Datta, brings us an report on his research into the use of optimal control techniques to design cancer therapy protocols.

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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