Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series brings UNC Kenan Professor Nancy Allbritton to McCrary Theatre, Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
Nancy Allbritton, "Personalized Medicine: Your Organs on a Microchip"
Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series
Allbritton's research interests include biomedical microdevices, pharmacoengineering, cell signaling and microfabricated systems. Her multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving brings together technologies from biology, chemistry, physics and engineering. The founder of three companies, Allbritton currently has 12 patents stemming from her research with nine more pending.
Allbritton is the Kenan Professor and Chair of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. In April 2017, she received the UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year Award for her research in technological advancements and commercialization. She was part of a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina system that was awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.