B.S Chemistry, UNC Charlotte
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer therapy is an alternative therapeutic that does not have the side effects associated with current treatments (chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery). PDT requires three components: light, oxygen and a photosensitizer (PS). PSs are the primary component as these compounds absorb light and, through an energy transfer, produce a toxic oxygen species. However, the delivery of PSs remains one of the largest drawbacks to PDT. My research entails designing nanoparticle delivery platforms to overcome these drawbacks and efficiently deliver an active PS to desired...
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