Alternative treatment of gout using gold nanoparticles

AslanKadir Aslan, PhD is an Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of Chemical Engineering at Morgan State University.   Dr. Aslan obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering from Hacettepe University and Middle East Technical University, respectively, in Ankara, Turkey. In 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. During his Ph.D. research studies, he developed a new method for the surface modification of gold nanoparticles and demonstrated their subsequent use in a fluorescence-based biosensing scheme. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Maryland in 2005.   Dr. Aslan joined Morgan as an associate professor in 2009.  His research interests include biotechnology and several aspects of nanotechnology, including metal-assisted crystallization, plasmonic biosensors, and nanoparticle-enzyme hybrid biofuel cells.