Faculty Profile

Catherine Best

Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
Catherine Best
Catherine Best
Research Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering
1106 Micro and Nanotechnology Lab
208 N. Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-8367

Affiliation

  • Bioengineering

Primary Research Area

  • Nanomedicine and Bionanotechnology

Research Statement

My research interests include interfacing bioengineering, neuroscience and medicine from the molecular to the behavioral scale, and the application of quantitative phase microscopy techniques to biomedical problems.

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

Looking for energetic post-docs interested in projects at the interface of bioengineering, neuroscience and medicine.

Graduate Research Opportunities

Looking for energetic students interested in projects at the interface of bioengineering, neuroscience and medicine.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We are looking for undergraduate students interested in integrating bioengineering, neuroscience and medicine.

Research Interests

  • Neuroprotection and neuroimaging of cerebral blood flow in the context of brain Injury and neurodegenerative disease.

Research Areas

  • Nanomedicine and Bionanotechnology

Teaching Honors

  • UIC Urban Health program COM Team Member Servant Leadership Award, College of Medicine (COM), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) (2014)
  • Teacher ranked as excellent by the students, Medical Neuroscience, COM UIUC, 2012, 2013 and 2014* (* instructor rating was outstanding- top 10%) (2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • Golden Apple award winner, COM UIUC (2012 )