Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a revolutionary “lung on a leaf” to study pulmonary diseases.
Kenneth Knox, MD, professor and associate dean of faculty affairs and development, and Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, professor and director of the UA Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, have received a three-year, $750,000 grant from the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission to study lung infections like Valley fever and inflammatory conditions like sarcoidosis in a plant model.
“The lung is a very complex organ,” Dr. Knox said. “There are not many novel ways to study the lung, but growing cells on a leaf would be a way for us to organize cell types in a biologically meaningful way to learn more about lung immunity and lung fibrosis… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Frederic Zenhausern, Ph.D., MBA, Endowed Chair Professor, Basic Medical Sciences; Professor, Radiation Oncology; Director, Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine; College of Medicine Phoenix, University of Arizona; Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute; Director, Personalized Medicine Laboratory, Honor Health Research Institute;, Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, College of Medicine Phoenix, University of Arizona, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Zenhausern was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For outstanding contributions as an interdisciplinary innovator, translating discoveries into product platforms to profoundly impact chemical analysis, forensics, and healthcare..