Mar 09, 2012
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
|Contact Name||Karen Livesey|
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Nanoscale materials within biological and ecological systems: from complex systems to molecular interaction
Tatsiana Reynolds, Cornell University
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Campus - Osborne Science and Engineering Building, Room A204
The rapid production and the great economical potential of nanomaterials warrant the necessity and importance of examining the nanomaterials with respect to the health, environmental and biological effects and implications. In this talk Reynolds will present her research on elucidating the biological and ecological responses to carbon nanoparticle exposure, from the whole organism level (seed, plant) down to the cellular (plant cell, animal cell) and molecular level (DNA, Cytoskeletal Protein). She will also discuss a new avenue in experimental biophysics, nanoparticle-protein corona (NPC), devoted to the behavior of nanoparticles in biological and ecological fluids.