Centers & Cores

The Department of Nanomedicine focuses on conducting interdisciplinary research to combine nanoengineering, mathematical modeling and biomedical sciences to develop nanotechnology-enabled therapeutic and diagnostic platforms for combating diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infectious diseases. Several centers and cores support the research work in the Department of Nanomedicine. 

Nanoengineering Core 

The Nanoengineering Core develops and provides silicon-based nanotechnology to support innovative biomedical research. By taking advantage of industrial silicon microfabrication techniques, the core creates novel nanomaterials and nanodevices for biomedical applications. Through a combination of microfabrication and chemistry, a series of fabrication protocols have been developed to make various porous silicon particles for multistage delivery systems.

Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PSOC) 

The Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PSOC) strives to understand the physics of mass transport within a cancer lesion and mass exchanges between cancer and surrounding biological host with a deeper understanding of the differentials in transport properties to uncover the evolution of malignancies. The overall goal, through the understanding of the mechanism, is to develop and improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. The PSOC will focus on two specific cancer types: colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and liver metastasis, the most common site of metastatic disease.