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Invited Speakers

Vincent Rotello

Vincent Rotello

Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and University Distinguished Professor

University of Massachusetts at Amherst.



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       Vincent Rotello received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his Ph. D. in 1990 in Chemistry from Yale University. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990-1993, and joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1993. He has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER and Cottrell Scholar awards, as well as the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, the Sloan Fellowships. More recently, he has received the Langmuir Lectureship (2010), and in 2016 he received the Transformational Research and Excellence in Education Award presented by Research Corporation, the Bioorganic Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), the Australian Nanotechnology Network Traveling Fellowship, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, President's International Fellowship for Distinguished Researchers.   He is a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is also recognized in 2014, 2015 and 2018 by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate as “Highly Cited Researcher”, with over 37,000 citations to date and an h of 94 (Web of Science) He is currently the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of 14 other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between the synthetic and biological worlds, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 550 peer-reviewed papers published to date. He is actively involved in the area of bionanotechnology, and his research includes programs in delivery, imaging, diagnostics and nanotoxicology.

Representative Publications:

1.        Lee, Y.-W.; Mout, R.; Luther, D. C.; Liu, Y.; Castellanos-García, L.; Burnside, A. S.; Ray, M.; Tonga, G. Y.; Hardie, J.; Nagaraj, H.; Das, R.; Phillips, E. L.; Tay, T.; Vachet, R. W.; Rotello, V. M. "In Vivo Editing of Macrophages through Systemic Delivery of CRISPR-Cas9-Ribonucleoprotein-Nanoparticle Nanoassemblies" Advanced Therapeutics 2019, 2, 1900041.

2.        Gupta, A.; Landis, R. F.; Li, C. H.; Schnurr, M.; Das, R.; Lee, Y. W.; Yazdani, M.; Liu, Y.; Kozlova, A.; Rotello, V. M. "Engineered Polymer Nanoparticles with Unprecedented Antimicrobial Efficacy and Therapeutic Indices against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria and Biofilms" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 12137-12143

3.      Gupta, A.; Das, R.; Tonga, G. Y.; Mizuhara, T.; Rotello, V. M. "Charge-Switchable Nanozymes for Bioorthogonal Imaging of Biofilm-Associated Infections" ACS Nano 2018, 12, 89-94.

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