Esther Chang On NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday

April 22, 2009

Esther Chang
Esther Chang

Lombardi’s Esther Chang, PhD, participated in a live interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation-Science Friday. Host Ira Flatow spoke to Chang about work presented in April at the 2009 Experimental Biology Conference in New Orleans.

Chang and her colleagues have engineered a nanoparticle – about one thousand times smaller than a printed period – that can travel through the blood stream. "Decorated" with a tumor-targeting antibody, the nanoparticle is able to locate primary and hidden metastatic tumor cells and deliver its payload: a fully functioning copy of the P53 tumor suppressor gene.

Chang’s interview is available in streaming audio or for download from the Science Friday website.

Author: Karen Mallet