- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
February 15th, 2007
The more than 35,000 postdoctoral associates working in U.S. universities and other research institutions may be the unsung heroes of science in the U.S., but they are not working in obscurity. In a survey done a few years ago of research articles published in the magazine Science, 43 percent of the first authors were postdocs.
Indrajit Roy, who earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Delhi, took a postdoc position in the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics in 2000 and conducted research on nanoparticles as delivery vehicles in medicine. He moved to the Johns Hopkins University to work in the same capacity with a cancer research group to get more experience on the medical side of nanomedicine.
While he was at Johns Hopkins, Roy stayed in contact with his UB mentor, Paris N. Prasad. In 2004, when the National Cancer Institute announced a program of funding for nanotechnology-based platforms for cancer diagnosis and therapy, Roy participated in writing a proposal that brought a $3.46 million grant to UB and Johns Hopkins for research aimed at developing nanotechnologies for earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of pancreatic cancer. Roy returned to UB to work with Prasad on that grant, as well as on other projects, including nanoparticle-based multi-probe systems for medical imaging.
|Related News Press|
A quantum lab for everyone: Modern science as a photorealistic online game September 17th, 2015
UO research dollars climbed in FY 2015: Buoyed by an uptick in federal awards, the university saw gains in its overall sponsored research funding and continued high proposal counts in 2014-2015 September 17th, 2015
Sniffing out cancer with improved 'electronic nose' sensors October 2nd, 2015
Hopes of improved brain implants October 1st, 2015
New Nanomaterials Taking Research to Mexico, Possibly into Space September 29th, 2015
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Scientists found a natural nanostructure to control the flow of light October 4th, 2015
Crystal clear: Thousand-fold fluorescence enhancement in an all-polymer thin film: Griffith University researchers report breakthrough due to novel and multi-layer Colloidal Photonic Crystal structure October 2nd, 2015
Production of High Temperature Ceramics with Modified Properties in Iran October 2nd, 2015
Omni Nano and Time Warner Cable Partner to Provide Nanotechnology Education to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles: A $10,000 Donation to Benefit Youth of Los Angeles County's Boys & Girls Clubs August 4th, 2015
Kalam: versatility personified August 1st, 2015