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Natural protein cage would improve cancer drug delivery
October 26, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

yuehe-LinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, tiny protein cage to deliver nasty chemotherapy chemicals directly to cancer cells. Direct delivery could improve treatment and lessen what can be horrendous side effects from toxic drugs.

Engineering grad student’s work noted for potential
August 20, 2010


Doctoral student Bin Li and professor Katie Zhong. (Photo
by Michelle White) 

Bin Li, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and materials engineering working with professor Katie Zhong, was awarded second place in the 2010 Boeing Engineering Student of the Year for his work in multifunctional nanocomposites.

 

The award is presented each year by Boeing and Flightglobal, a leading provider of aerospace news and data, to an engineering student whose work is considered most likely to lead to improvements in aerospace systems, capabilities, processes, tools, performance and/or cost.