Women in Cancer Research Fall Mini Seminar Series: Efronsini “Efie” Kokkoli

When:
November 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2019-11-05T14:00:00-05:00
2019-11-05T15:00:00-05:00
Where:
Croft Hall G40, JHU Homewood campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Institute for NanoBioTechnology
410-516-5634

Efie Kokkoli, a targeted drug delivery specialist, is a professor in the Chemical and Biomolecular Department at the Whiting School of Engineering. Her research focuses on the areas of DNA nanotechnology, multi-targeted gene and drug delivery, and the design of biopolymers and responsive hydrogels. With the goal of directing nanoparticles capable of carrying cancer drugs to tumor sites while sparing non-cancerous areas, her group concentrates on designing biomaterials ranging from polymeric nanoparticles to DNA nanotubes that respond best under certain conditions, like temperature or pH, and have specificity for cancer cells.