Our February webinar was held on February 25, 2021 featuring Eleanor Stride, Ph. D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering at St Catherine's College, Oxford presenting:

“Bubbles, Targeted, Droplets, Science Behind the Agents”

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Eleanor Stride holds a B.Eng. and Ph.D. from University College London. Following the completion of her Ph.D. in 2005, she was appointed to a Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC Research Fellowship and subsequently a Readership in 2010. She joined the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford in October 2011, becoming a full Professor in 2014. Her research is focused in two complementary areas:
(1) Drug delivery systems engineering
  • Advanced encapsulation methods for the fabrication of drug carriers
  • Controlled release and biophysics of therapeutic delivery
  • Theranostics and treatment monitoring
2) Biomedical ultrasonics
  • Engineering microbubble agents for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • Physics of cavitation in high intensity focused ultrasound
  • Biophysical effects of ultrasound

This session was moderated by Paul A. Dayton from the UNC-NCSU Ultrasound Research Consortium. Dr. Dayton’s research involves developing new technologies for imaging blood flow, microvasculature, and molecular markers using ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents. Several of Dr. Dayton’s recent contributions to the field include techniques to improve the sensitivity and consistency of ultrasound imaging through optimization of contrast agent size distribution, the demonstration of high-resolution, high- SNR ultra broadband imaging, and techniques for real-time molecular imaging. An additional area of interest is ultrasound-mediated therapeutics with micro and nanoparticles. Dr. Dayton’s primary interest is in developing and applying tools for non-invasive assessment of angiogenesis progression and tumor response to therapy.