Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Chair, Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering
Deputy Director and James T. Willerson Distinguished Chair
Director, IMM Center for Proteomics and Systems Biology
“Mission: To introduce students to the field of Nanomedicine and the vast opportunities it provides for enhanced therapeutics, personalized medicine, medical diagnostics, imaging, screening, prevention and regenerative medicine.
This concentration is designed to enhance the knowledge and training of medical students interested in translational and basic science research in Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering (nBME). Our goal is to educate and prepare medical students to learn emerging new technologies in biomedical nanotechnology and engineering. The nBME concentration will synergize with ongoing educational, training and outreach activities at the Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH), UT-Inter-Institutional Department of Biomedical Engineering (UT-BME) and ongoing Center grant programs of the nBME department (i.e., DOD Breast Cancer Research Programs Innovator Award, NCIs U54 Physical Sciences Oncology Centers, etc.). Faculty mentors are members of the Department of nBME and collaborators with common research goals and/or shared funding on major center and departmental grants.
Maximum number of students/year: 6
Congratulations to our Class of 2013
Medical School Graduates who have completed the Scholarly Concentration in NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering. Our first class of graduating NanoScholars includes Khannan Athreya, Nikhil Bhargava, and Charles Lunquist.
UT Health Summer Research Program The Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering also supports students interested in joining the UTHealth Medical School’s ten week long Summer Research Program. Students often elect to take part in both the Summer Research Program and the Scholarly Concentration Program.
Above, 2012 Summer Research Program participants (left to right) Nicole Reusser, Roger Jordan, Max Polansky, and Brandon Wilcoxson pose following the program’s closing ceremony.
Our 2015 class of incoming Nano Scholars includes 6 first-year medical students: Alex Aria, Dalton Carter, Juan Deleija-Lujano, Margaret Engelhardt, Zach Jenner and Jose Luis Martinez.
Two of our Nanoscholars, Alex Aria and Zach Jenner, were awarded Dean’s Matching Funds in 2015 as part of the medical school’s Summer Research Program.