Date/Time: Monday, April 8 / 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Moria Convention Center, LaNouvelle Orleans Ballroom C
Organizer: Mark Distefano
Christy Haynes’ Kavli Lecture, Biological and ecological toxicity in engineered nanomaterials, will present the latest findings on the medical uses of nanomaterials, with insights on the design of nanoparticles compatible with the human body and with the intent of delivering medicines with fewer side effects. The lecture will include the latest findings from her lab on how nanoscale materials interact with both the human body and the environment.
The focus of Christy Haynes’ multidisciplinary research incorporates the chemistry of blood-clotting platelets, nanoparticles, and allergic reactions. Other areas of research in the Haynes’ lab include measurement from single platelets (the blood components responsible for clotting), characterizing immune cell interactions in asthma/allergy and sensors for use in food and blood.
The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lectures recognizes the work of outstanding young chemical scientists who are younger than 40 years old and not more than 10 years removed from earning their PhDs when nominated, and who have made exceptional achievements in scientific or engineering research. The New Orleans meeting is the inaugural lecture for this new lecture series supported by The Kavli Foundation.
Dr. Haynes was selected by MPPG using a competitive nomination and review process and was one of 13 nominations submitted by 9 ACS Technical Divisions. Haynes is an Analytical Chemist and was nominated by the Division of Analytical Chemistry.
Popular Science in October included Christy Haynes, 35, on the magazine’s “Brilliant 10” list, a group of “geniuses shaking up science today.”
The ACS Press Room released a Press Release on Christy Haynes in early January.
Mark Distefano is the 2012 MPPG Chair. MPPG (Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group) is a working group of the Divisional Activities Committee that develops the thematic programs at ACS national meetings.