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Ruiying Zhou

Mary Zhou

Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University
Room: B560, Silverman Hall
2170 Campus Drive
Evanston Il, 60208-3113
Phone: 352-575-0510
Email: ruiyingzhou2017@u.northwestern.edu

Educational Background

2016 – Present     

Northwestern University, Master of Science in Biotechnology

2013-2015 

University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Research Objectives

I am in charge of synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of magnetic nanostructures that have superparamagnetic properties for cancer therapeutic application. Specifically, I provide the nanostructure with not only the core that gives theranostic properties but also the coating that provides biocompatibility and stability. I aim to ensure that the magnetic nanostructures have enhanced localized contrast in MRI and also able to generate heat under external radio frequency (RF) field. 

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