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Home > News > First of her kind: Brenner named head of NanoLife Initiatives at UAlbany

June 1st, 2009

First of her kind: Brenner named head of NanoLife Initiatives at UAlbany

Abstract:
Can you imagine a world in which microscopic particles, invisible to the naked eye, are used to repair skin tissue damaged by burns or cuts? Or a world in which those who need organ replacements no longer have to wait in line for the next available donor?

Dr. Sara Brenner does. And, even though it's a bit too sci-fi for today's world, a new world is dawning in Albany, N.Y. To get there, however, she had to give up an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take her dream job with the federal government.

Alain Kaloyeros, senior vice president of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the university, offered Brenner to be among the first in her field of work. It was an opportunity to place her self at the cutting edge of medicine, science and nanotechnology.

Brenner accepted a faculty position at the CNSE, a $4.5 billion megaplex dedicated to expanding nanotechnology's use in everyday life. She will be Assistant Vice President for NanoLife Intiatives, and an assistant professor of bioscience, making her the college's first physician faculty member.

"My focus will be to apply nanotechnology to life science, health care, dentistry, pharmaceuticals and botany. Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter at its smallest levels to change its physical and chemical properties," she said. "My charge will be to fill the gap between research and actual applications."

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