Dr James Choi

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This webinar is part of the series

Molecular Level Understanding is Crucial for Targeted Drug Delivery in the Brain

The theme discussed in this webinar will be:

Noninvasive drug delivery to the brain using short pulses of ultrasound


Dr James Choi

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Senior Lecturer

Dr. James J. Choi leads the Noninvasive Surgery & Biopsy Laboratory (www.nsblab.org) and is a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to a tenured Associate Professor in the USA) in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.

The purpose of the Noninvasive Surgery & Biopsy Laboratory is to build incision-less microsurgical devices and methods. Such technologies would provide not only pain-less, and infection-free techniques, but also new capabilties. The laboratory works on 5 different disciplines:

  • Hardware: Microsurgical devices and electronics
  • Algorithms: Beamforming and signal/image processing
  • Physics: Non-invasive energies and their interactions with tissue
  • Biology: The biological response to the non-invasive energies
  • Translation: Translating our inventions in mice and human patients

We are interested in treating several diseases. At the moment, we are working on treating the following diseases using our non-invasive device for delivering drugs across the blood-brain barrier:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma

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About The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering

The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (IMSE) is one of Imperial College London’s Global Institutes, drawing on the strength of its four faculties to address some of the grand challenges facing the world today. The Institute’s activities are focused on tackling problems where molecular innovation plays an important role.

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