Hopkins Postdoc Makes Forbes “30 Under 30” List

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Last week, we wrote about Baltimore artist Gaia making the Forbes “30 Under 30” list. He wasn’t the only local to make the cut, however.

Elizabeth Nance, a postdoc at Johns Hopkins, made it onto Forbes’ list of top scientists for her research on nanoparticles that may be able to better study and treat problems with the brain. Here’s what Forbes has to say about Nance and her work:

Elizabeth Nance developed the first nanoparticles that can penetrate deep within the brain (most medicines can’t get past the protective “blood-brain barrier”). These nanoparticles will potentially allow doctors to safely gather more information, and better images, from the brain, even in newborn babies. She is currently testing these nanoparticles in animals, with an eye toward treating diseases including stroke, autism, and cerebral palsy.



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