On July 23, the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU) broadcasted the next installment in its new series of “ISTU On Air’ webinars.
The University of Waterloo’s Alfred Yu, PhD, presented a in-depth look at how he studies the mechanisms behind sonoporation, which is a way to use focused ultrasound to reversibly create small holes in the cell wall enabling a drug to enter. In “Sonoporation: It’s More Than a Poke,” Dr. Yu shared that although it has been proven that sonoporation works, the way that it works is important to understand.
About the Speaker
Alfred Yu, PhD, is a Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He leads the NSERC Collaborative Research Training Program on “Next-Generation Innovations in Ultrasonics” in Canada. His research interests include therapeutic ultrasound biophysics and sonoporation-mediated drug delivery. Dr. Yu is an AIUM Fellow. His scientific research is recognized by various prizes, including the Frederic Lizzi Award from ISTU, the IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award, and the Ontario Early Researcher Award. He is currently an ISTU Board Member and Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control. He also chaired the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium Medical Ultrasound Group from 2017-2019.
The ISTU On Air webinar series is held in partnership with Electronics & Innovation (E&I). Register on ISTU’s website for these upcoming webinars:
- August 27: “The Presence of Focused Ultrasound in Oncology: Linking Daily Oncology Practice with Basic Research” by Joan Vidal-Jove MD, PhD
- September 24: “Ultrasound Transducer Technology” by Kullervo Hynynen, PhD
- October 22: “Human Applications of Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound” by Wynn Legon, PhD
- December 10: “History of Focused Ultrasound” by Gail ter Haar, DSc
Registration for each webinar is required, and emails will be sent with registration details in advance of the meetings.