Postdoctoral fellows in the NTCM program will train across disciplines (including engineering biology and medicine) to lay the foundations for technologies that will enable an inside-view of cancer cell functions, as opposed to the limited “blackbox“ input-output techniques currently used.
They will learn to introduce new methods for molecular imaging, develop high-throughput diagnostic tools, and engineer novel drug/antibody/siRNA viral and non-viral delivery systems to treat human cancers.
NTCM fellows will view interactions between nanostructures and biological systems in physical, biological, and biomedical terms and will become adept at emerging concepts in biomolecular engineering, protein engineering, materials synthesis and surface modification.
In addition, NTCM fellows also will develop new ways to diagnose cancer and evaluate individual patient’s prognosis so that an optimal treatment regime can be developed. The patient’s genetic and epi-genetic markers and disease phenotype and therapeutics also will form the basis of optimized patient care.>>
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