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Dr. Yuping Bao

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Dr. Yuping Bao’s group focuses on designing novel multifunctional nanoparticles for biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery, bio‐imaging, and drug discovery. Magnetic nanoparticles have significantly advanced cancer treatments through targeted drug delivery and localized therapy. Magnetic nanoparticles further make simultaneous therapy and diagnosis possible as MRI contrast agents. One of the unique aspects of… Read more about Dr. Yuping Bao

In The News: Human zombie-like cells act alive despite being dead

Scientists at the University of Alabama (UA) have figured out a comical technique, developed human “zombie-like” cells that are technically no longer alive but with membranes continue to bind to useful compounds. That leaves the cells with one useful ability: its walls are still able to interact with active compounds and fish… Read more

Sources: Technology Times, Nano Magazine, Phys.org, SyFy Wire

UA Engineering Professor Chosen as 2019 Materials Research Society Meeting Chair

A University of Alabama associate professor of chemical and biological engineering has been chosen to help lead the 2019 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting. Dr. Yuping Bao will serve as one of five meeting chairs for the annual event, which will be held April 22-26 in Phoenix, Arizona. Bao was… Read more

In The News: Students construct marshmallow launchers at University of Alabama engineering camp

Summer camp and marshmallows don’t mix like you think they might at the University of Alabama. Tyler Picchi explained how engineering campers brought the two together this week. “Well it’s supposed to act like a slingshot,” he said. Kids are making marshmallow launchers from card board, newspaper, duct tape and… Read more

Sources: WBRC Fox 6, The Crimson White

UA News: UA College of Engineering Selects Ambassadors

The University of Alabama recently selected 19 students as 2011-2012 Ambassadors of the College of Engineering, or ACEs. Read more