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Nanotechnology in Cancer Research | Jessica Winter | TEDxColumbus

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Published on Nov 26, 2014

Dr. Jessica Winter is a nanotechnology cancer researcher who one day found herself to be a patient. Dr. Winter discusses her research in the Chemical and Biomedical Engineering departments at the Ohio State University, her initial diagnosis, what it's like to be on the other side of the treatment table, and her treatment at the Wexner Medical Center's James Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Winter also discusses roadblocks in translating research from the bench to the bedside and how her illness has shaped her outlook on the future of cancer research.

Professor Winter’s primary research interest is the exploration of the relationship between nanoparticles and biological elements. Her work is divided into three areas:

Development of nanoscale neural prosthetic devices
Patterned chemical and physical cues for improved neural adhesion and synapse formation
Creation of oriented, nanopatterned surfaces using biological elements
She is an established leader in nanobiotechnology through the development of magnetic quantum dots for cell and molecular separations.

Winter is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and also Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University. Her degrees include a B.S., Northwestern University, a M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2001 and a Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2004.

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