Recognizing the potential of microscopic nanotechnology to revolutionize the field of medicine, the
In his new role,
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
"As the new co-director of nanoSTAR, Dr.
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.
Kester comes to
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 College, Darden, the
In addition to his role with nanoSTAR, Kester will serve as a professor of pharmacology at the School of Medicine.
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