Shieh to discuss the use of nanoparticles in disease management

Published: Dec 5, 2006 1:59:19 PM
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Dar-Bin Shieh, associate professor of the Institute of Oral Medicine at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, will be discussing nanoparticles in theranostics on Friday, December 1 at 2 p.m. in Broun 239. Theranostics is the process of individualizing diagnostic therapy for patients by testing for possible reactions to new medications and tailoring treatment based on those test results. The university community is invited to attend this lecture.

Shieh earned his doctor of medical sciences in oral biology from Harvard University in 1997. Shieh's research interests include nanobiotechnology, oral diagnosis and pathology, molecular biology, and cancer research. Shieh is a session chief for oral diagnosis and general dentistry and an assistant director for the Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, both at National Cheng Kung University, as well as a fellow of the International Academy of Oral Oncology.