Revolutionizing Medicine With At-home Therapeutic Treatments
Thomas Truskett and a team of colleagues and graduate students in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering are breaking barriers to discover ways to create injectable, liquid-form therapeutic proteins that can be used for at-home treatments for diseases.
In his recent lecture at The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) Annual Conference in Lost Pines, Texas, Truskett discussed challenges the researchers face to deliver at-home drug treatments. Truskett has been working alongside Professors Keith Johnston and Jennifer Maynard to engineer a liquid form of therapeutic proteins that are concentrated, yet syringeable and active. (Watch Truskett’s full lecture above)
Truskett’s research group has focused on finding entirely new liquid and solid materials with properties specifically tailored for identified technological applications. His team examines how different properties of materials implicate engineering performance in order to identify the best materials to use for this research.
Truskett delivered the lecture as part of his Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award presented by TAMEST to recognize rising Texas researchers with exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness. TAMEST produced an introductory video featuring Truskett and his work for the awards ceremony.
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