Introducing new Editorial Board Member Adah Almutairi

We are very pleased to welcome Professor Adah Almutairi to the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board.

Adah Almutairi is co-director of the joint KACST-UC San Diego Center for Excellence in Nanomedicine and Engineering and an associate professor in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego, with secondary appointments in NanoEngineering and Materials Science. Her own research group, the Laboratory for Bioresponsive Materials, creates novel smart materials for on-demand drug delivery, regeneration of damaged tissue, and safe image-based diagnosis. She came to UC San Diego in 2008 from UC Berkeley, where she worked with Professor Jean Fréchet to develop several nanoprobes for in vivo imaging of pH and angiogenesis.  Prof. Almutairi is the recipient of an NIH New Innovator Award and has been recognized as a rising star in the field of polymeric materials by Chemical Communications and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering.

Adah’s recent papers include:

Increasing materials’ response to two-photon NIR light via self-immolative dendritic scaffolds
Nadezda Fomina, Cathryn L. McFearin and Adah Almutairi  
Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 9138-9140 DOI: 10.1039/C2CC00072E

Metal chelating crosslinkers form nanogels with high chelation stability
Jacques Lux, Minnie Chan, Luce Vander Elst, Eric Schopf, Enas Mahmoud, Sophie Laurent and Adah Almutairi  
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 6359-6364 DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21104E, Paper

Antigen-loaded pH-sensitive hydrogel microparticles are taken up by dendritic cells with no requirement for targeting antibodies
Laura E. Ruff, Enas A. Mahmoud, Jagadis Sankaranarayanan, José M. Morachis, Carol D. Katayama, Maripat Corr, Stephen M. Hedrick and Adah Almutairi  
Integr. Biol., 2013, 5, 195-203 DOI: 10.1039/C2IB20109G

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