Interaction of Nanomaterials and Electromagnetic Fields with Cells
Prof. Rafi Korenstein, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
The research activity addresses the following lines of research:
- Absorption and uptake of nanoparticles by cells in relation to drug delivery and toxicity
- Enhancement of uptake by electrical and chemical means
- Treatment of cancer by electrochemical based approach
- Assessment of genetic and epigenetic risks following in-vitro exposure to electromagnetic fields associated with cell phone communication.
- Physiological regulation and underlying mechanism of cell membrane-cortical skeleton nanoscale mechanical fluctuations.
Research methods used include routine cell biology and biochemical methodologies with emphasis on special cutting edge light microscopies possessing nanometric resolution such as Digital Holographic Microscopy.