Christopher Poon Wins Best Paper at SLAS Annual Conference

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SLAS Best Poster award winners Sudip Mondal, University of Texas at Austin, Antra Ganguly, University of Texas At Dallas and USC Department of Biomedical Engineering researcher Christopher Poon (right).

Postdoctoral researcher in the Chung Laboratory of the USC Department of Biomedical Engineering, Christopher Poon has been honored with a Best Paper award from the recent Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Annual Conference.

Poon’s paper was titled “Multifunctional Peptide Micelles for Gene Therapy in Atherosclerosis.”

Atherosclerosis, the build up of plaque on artery walls, is the leading cause of death worldwide. Poon and his collaborators developed a multifunctional nanoparticle platform that can selectively target atheroprone regions for gene therapy in atherosclerosis. Poon said that these findings demonstrate that the new nanoparticle is a novel nanoplatform for preventing heart disease that can pave the way for significant breakthroughs for potential clinical translation in the treatment of atherosclerosis.

 

 

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