Graduate Student Seminar Series: Jenna Harris
Using biomimetic membrane-wrapped nanoparticles for targeted cargo delivery to hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells
My project focuses on developing a technology that can deliver cargo to bone marrow stem cells (which give rise to all blood cell types in the human body). To achieve this, I wrap loaded nanoparticles in cell membranes, cloaking them from the immune system and allowing them to target the bone marrow. This new system has substantial potential to transform the treatment of diseases including HIV, cancer, and anemia.
Jenna is a fifth-year doctoral student in Dr. Emily Day's lab and was the first person to start making membrane-wrapped nanoparticles at UD. She got her BS in chemical engineering at UMass Amherst before coming to the Materials Science and Engineering program at UD. After finishing here, she's interested in going into industry and would like to work at a pharmaceutical biotech company. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, and art.
Contact Cindy King (email@example.com) for Zoom information.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:00pm to 2:45pmVirtual Event