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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium – Robert Botto
January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Robert Botto, Innovation Department of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
“Bioengineering & Nanotechnology Solutions for Chemical and Biological Defense”
The Joint Science & Technology Office (JSTO) at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is the research arm of the Chemical & Biological Defense Program within the Department of Defense. Research within JSTO focuses on developing the science and technology solutions to rapidly detect, identify, protect against and mitigate potential chemical and biological threats. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the basic research program in medical and physical sciences, and to highlight the role of bioengineering and nanotechnology in advancing our mission needs.