BUnano Pilot Grants

BUnano Center supports all facets of nanotechnology and nanomedicine and encourages translational activities by awarding seed grants to BU faculty teams collaborating on innovative research projects.

Faculty Awardees, 2018

Dr. Chen Yang & Dr. Xue Han

Project Title: “High-precision Opto-acoustic Neuro-modulation through Polymer Nanotransducers”

Dr. Xin Zhang  & Dr. Stephan Anderson

Project Title: “Kidney-on-a-chip with in-situ impedance sensing enabled by nanotechnology”


Faculty Awardees, 2017
PI First Name PI Last Name Project Title CO-PI
Xuemei Zhong Detection, Isolation and Cloning of Human NIMPAB Cells for Cancer Therapy Joyce Wong
Mark Grinstaff High Drug-Density Paclitaxel-Loaded Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Peritoneal Mesothelioma Yolonda Colson
Allison Dennis Semiconductor Nanoshells for Fluorescence Imaging of Metastatic Breast Tumors Darren Roblyer
Lei Tian Optical Nanometrology by Illumination Engineering in Interferometric Reflectance Imaging Selim Unlu
Aaron Colby Radiolabeled Biodistribution of Expansile Nanoparticles Tyrone Porter
Brian Snyder Charged Tantalum Oxide Nanoparticles for X-Ray Computed Tomography Mark Grinstaff,

Nicholas Block

Michelle Sander Observing Water Transport in Patterned Hydrogels Keith Brown