BIOE Seminar Series: Tayyaba Hasan (Harvard)
Friday, November 19, 2021
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
A. James Clark Hall, Room 2121
Huang Chiao (Joe) Huang
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About the Speaker, Tayyaba Hasan (Harvard Medical Center)
Tayyaba Hasan is a Professor of Dermatology at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a Professor of Health Sciences and Technology (Harvard-MIT). She was the founding Director of the Office for Research Career Development at Massachusetts General Hospital until 2011. Dr. Hasan’s scientific efforts are focused on photochemistry-based approaches (photodynamic therapy, or PDT) for treatment and diagnosis of disease. PDT is a photochemistry-based approach that is increasingly used to treat a wide number of diseases and requires: (i) light of appropriate wavelength, (ii) a light activatable chemical compound (photosensitizer or PS), and (iii) molecular oxygen. PDT achieves its cytotoxic effect by producing active molecular species including oxygen radicals and singlet oxygen.