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Shuming  Nie
Shuming Nie
Associate Professor
College of Engineering
Walter H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
NanoTECH Research Area Affiliations
Research Summary

Dr. Nie’s areas of research include the development of BioMEM devices and smart nanostructures for genomics and cancer detection, biospectroscopy and bioimaging for tissue diagnosis, the synthesis and characterization of advanced biomaterials for tissue engineering, bioMEMS and bionanotechnology, and genomics and proteomics. Nie is testing the use of nanoparticles called quantum dots as a method to improve clinical diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancer. These dots could serve as “smart bombs” to deliver a controlled amount of drug to a particular type of cell. A company called Bioplex Corp. was spun out of his lab’s research.

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