[Illinois] Nanotechnology meets Biology in the Cancer Cell: Applications in Medicine, Drug Delivery, and Determining Drug Efficacy

By Mostafa El-Sayed

Georgia Institute of Technology

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Dr. Mostafa El-Sayed received his B.Sc. from Ain Shams University in Cairo; and Ph.D. from Florida State University. He was Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University, Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology. From 1961-94 he served as a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles; and is currently Julius Brown Chair and Regents’ Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor El-Sayed received the 2007 US National Medal of Science in Chemistry from the President of the United States (2008) and the Medal of the Egyptian Republic of the First Class from the President of Egypt (2009). He was nominated to the US National Medal of Science in Chemistry Committee in 2014, and served a two-year term.

Professor El-Sayed is an Elected Member of the US National Academy of Sciences (1980), an Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1986), an JOINTLY WITH NSF IGERT-CMMB AND NIH/NCI M-CNTC SYMPOSIUM 13 Elected Associate Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences (1984); he is an Inaugural Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society and an Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Chemical Society and the Chinese Chemical Society. He received the King Faisal International Prize in the Sciences (Chemistry), (1990); Doctor Honoris Causa from the Hebrew University, honorary Doctor Degrees from the Colleges of Medicine of both Mansoura and Alexandria Universities in Egypt. He has received a number of national awards such as the Fresenius, the Tolman, the Richard’s medal, the Lindeman’s medal, the Seaborg’s medal as well as other numerous local ACS section awards. In 2002, he received the ACS-APS Langmuir National Award in Chemical Physics and in 2007 was awarded the Georgia Tech’s highest award, the distinguished Professor of the year.

Professor El-Sayed was an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow, Germany (1982), a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris, an Alfred P. Sloan as well as a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, a Fairchild Fellow at the California Institute of Technology and a Miller Visiting Professor at University of California at Berkley.

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  • Mostafa El-Sayed (2016), "[Illinois] Nanotechnology meets Biology in the Cancer Cell: Applications in Medicine, Drug Delivery, and Determining Drug Efficacy," http://nanohub.org/resources/23526.

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