Source: Ronald Trewyn, 785-532-5110, trewyn@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Megan Molitor, 785-532-3452, molitor@k-state.edu

Monday, Nov. 14, 2011

Starting off strong: North Carolina State University professor to kick off new research lecture series

MANHATTAN -- The first presentation in Kansas State University's new Research Lectureship Series will feature Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, a professor of investigative dermatology and toxicology at the Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics in the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University.

Monteiro-Riviere will present "Nanoparticles Interactions with Skin: Blessing or Curse" at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. She also will be available from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in 201 Leadership Studies Building for additional questions and conversation.

Monteiro-Riviere is in the department of clinical sciences and conducts research at the Center for Toxicology Research and Phamacokinetics. She is also a professor in the North Carolina State University/University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's biomedical engineering faculty and a research adjunct professor in the department of dermatology at the University of North Carolina.

After graduating cum laude with a bachelor's of science degree in biology from Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass., Monteiro-Riviere earned her master's degree and doctorate in anatomy and cell biology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. She has published more than 260 publications, holds several U.S. patents and was an editor of the books "Nanotoxicology: Characterization, Dosing and Health Effects," and "Toxicology of the Skin -- Target Organ Series." She has been the recipient of much extramural research support from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency and industrial sources.

Her current research interests involve in vivo and in vitro studies of skin absorption, penetration and toxicity of nanoparticles, chemicals and novel pharmaceutical drug delivery devices.

Monteiro-Riviere will be the first presenter at the new lecture series, which is coordinated by the university's vice president for research, Ron Trewyn.