La. Tech professor and students present research
David Mills, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Applied Teaching and Learning to Yield Scientific Thinking at Louisiana Tech University, joined several of his students this fall in presenting their latest research accomplishments at two international scientific conferences.
Kaitlin McNamara, an undergraduate biology major at Louisiana Tech, and Monica Cowdery, a National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates student, who worked in Mills’ lab this past summer and is a biochemistry student at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., presented three posters based on their bionanotechnology research at the 2010 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting recently held in Austin, Texas.
Their presentations titled, “Ultrasonic Nebulization as a Tool for Creating Multilayered, Multi-component Anti-Infective Nanocoatings” and “Osteoblastic Response to Bioactive Nanocoatings,” were co-authored by Mills and Yuri Lvov, Louisiana Tech professor of chemistry, physics and nanosystems engineering.