What the heck is nano-tech

MANCHESTER - Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will present "What the Heck is nano-tech?" with Dr. Scott Allen Tenenbaum of the University of Albany-SUNY.

This slide lecture will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy.

Dr. Tenenbaum will help demystify the wonderful world of nanotechnology, which has emerged as a powerful science for not only the semiconductor industry but also for other areas including energy, cosmetics, and the medical field.

Nanobioscience represents the new frontier that will shape life-science and human health. It is being used to study, diagnose and cure cancer, study the human genome, develop better drug delivery systems and understand how the brain works. Come learn about this new and exciting frontier.

Dr. Scott Tenenbaum is associate professor of nanobioscience at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany-SUNY.

Previously, he was the acting vice president for research and associate head of the Nanobioscience Constellation at CNSE. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Tulane University Medical Center and did his post-doctoral training at Duke University Medical Center, where he helped pioneer RIP-Chip/Seq technology and the field of "Ribonomics," which is the genomic-scale study of post-transcriptional gene regulation.

Dr. Tenenbaum holds nineteen issued or pending patents which have served as the basis for three biotechnology start-up companies.

He has been awarded numerous honors, including the Mary Bird Perkins Hematology/Oncology Fellowship; the Roche Laboratories Award for Excellence in Clinical Research; the American Association of Blood Banks Transfusion Medicine Award; the James A. Wilson, M. D. Fellow in Cancer Award; the Robert M. and Barbara R. Bell Basic Science of Cancer Award; the Golden Apple Teaching Award; the SUNY-Research Foundation Rising Star Award; and most recently, the SUNY Excellence in Research Award.

The registration fee is $20. For more information and to register, visit greenmtnacademy.org or call Veronica VanDerMark at 802-768-8525.


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