Date(s) - 28 Nov 2018
1:10 PM - 2:00 PM
3043 ECpE Building Addition
Speaker: Chao Song, ECpE Graduate Student
Adviser: Long Que
Title: Nanostructure Based Neuron Degenerative Disease Biomarker Detection and Drug Release
Abstract: Many neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes. These diseases are usually incurable, resulting in progressive degeneration and/or death of neuron cells. Early diagnosis and treatment of these diseases would be critical to make elder a better life. A nanostructure-based microfluidics device has been developed to detect two promising biomarkers beta-amyloid (Aβ42) and total tau (T-tau), in both buffer and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss due to high pressure in eye. Recent research has shown that glaucoma is also kind of neuron degenerative disease. Glaucoma has been called the “silent thief of sight” because the loss of vision usually occurs slowly over a long period of time. A simpler way for diagnosing glaucoma is preferred with less complicated procedures and lower cost. Multifunctional contact lens for pressure sensing, biomarker detection and drug release has been developed to target early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.