Elizabeth Nance speaks on the importance of interdisciplinary learning in the field of science and medicine. She shares personal stories and highlights her career of interdisciplinary work.
Elizabeth Nance is the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Washington, with an adjunct appointment in Radiology. Elizabeth was named as a Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Medicine in 2015, as one of the “most disruptive, game-changing and innovating young personalities in science.” Her passion finding ways to more efficiently connect resources and information across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. Elizabeth's research focuses on using nanotechnology platforms to understand the movement of molecules in the brain. She is particularly interested in characterizing how common disease hallmarks impact our ability to treat brain diseases like autism, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Her long term goal is to utilize nanotechnology in patients to give real-time information about the brain, and take advantage of those disease hallmarks to improve diagnosis and direct therapy.
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