Recognizing the potential of microscopic nanotechnology to revolutionize the field of medicine, the
Kester’s hiring will bolster the School of Medicine’s involvement in nanoSTAR, a pioneering program that brings together researchers from across the university, including the
Transforming Cancer Care
Kester’s work focuses on the use of nanotechnologies to deliver drugs for cancer treatment. By coating microscopic amounts of drugs or molecular agents in nontoxic wrappers, treatments that would otherwise be harmful or deadly to a patient can be administered – and directed to just where they’re needed.
“Nanos allow us to protect and package the therapeutic and deliver it stealthily,” Kester said. “Basically, I design
Past and Future
Kester comes to UVA from the
In his new role at nanoSTAR, Kester said, he aims to expand the research interactions between engineers and scientists, while also fostering collaborations with the
In addition to his role with nanoSTAR, Kester will serve as a professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine.
For Reporters: Kester will be available for interviews this morning. To arrange an interview, contact
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