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Our overarching goal is to develop tools that inform how we can more effectively treat the diseased brain, using nanotechnology as both a probe and as a therapeutic delivery vehicle. We integrate in vitro to in vivo models with imaging, molecular biology, and data science tools to extract statistically relevant information that captures changes in the brain that might influence how a therapeutic behaves. We have used the information gathered from application of these tools to design nano-based therapeutics that can achieve region- and cell-specific targeting in the brain for improved neuroprotection in a variety of brain injury models. Our research is carried out by team of creative individuals who are at the core of what makes the Nance Lab such a unique and fulfilling place to work.


Quantify and Predict Nanoparticle Fate


Develop Fluorescent Image Analysis Methods


Engineer Nanotherapeutics for Neurological Disease


Collaborate to Drive Research Innovation


Probe Developmental and Disease Processes


Create Code and Build Data Repositories

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Land and People Acknowledgement

At the University of Washington, we carry out our research and work, learn, and teach on the land of the Coast Salish peoples. The land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Duwamish, Puyallup, Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

We pay our respect to this land, its shared waters, and those who have been stewards of this land throughout generations into present day, and we honor with gratitude the Indigenous peoples who actively create, shape, and contribute to our communities today.

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Land Acknowledgement
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