IIN Director Chad Mirkin and Chinese Academy of Sciences Professor Lei Jiang received the prestigious Nano Research Award July 1 at the 2018 Sino-US Nano Forum in Chengdu, China. Mirkin, the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, was honored for his achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including his invention of dip-pen nanolithography, a suite of cantilever-free scanning probe lithography tools and spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) used in materials and colloidal crystal engineering, extracellular and intracellular molecular diagnostics, gene regulation and immune modulation therapies. SNAs are the basis for more than 1,600 commercial products, including four drugs undergoing human clinical trials. Read more.
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