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Les points quantiques non toxiques pour la thérapie photodynamique (Non-toxic quantum dots for photodynamic therapy)

Project Information
Description: 
Development of cadmium-free quantum dots for cancer therapy using photodynamic therapy.
Project Date: 
2011-03-15 - 2014-03-15
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Cancer
Funding Source: 
Other
Other Funding Source: 
MDEIE

Location

Los Angeles, CA
United States

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Jay Nadeau

Primary Position

Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Department: 
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: 
Dr. Nadeau's work has two main branches: one, to characterize the basic photophysics of nanoparticle probes for fluorescence, CT, and MR imaging. This work includes steady-state and time resolved spectroscopy, electron microscopy, XPR, particle sizing, and blinking analysis. Collaborators are at McGill, the University of Maine and USC. The second branch involves investigation of the biological effects of nanoparticles, including their toxicity to the environment and their possible use as anti-cancer drugs. Collaborators are with the Radiation Physics group at McGill, and at UCSB.
Biography: 

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Member, Physics
Associate Member, Microbiology & Immunology
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Molecular Biophysics, Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine

Dr. Nadeau specializes in the use of fluorescent nanocrystals and novel genetically-encoded probes for labeling and imaging of cultured cells. Her group synthesizes and characterizes nanoparticles of various materials, clone and express membrane proteins, and labels and images live cells.

Selected Publications: 

Publications

Role: 
Principal Investigator

Non-McGill Partners

Partner: 

Stephen Bradforth

Country: 
United States
University/Organization: 
University of Southern California