Seminar Series: Dr. Akira Tsuda, PhD(Harvard) "Particles in the Lungs"

Science / Technology - Lecture/Discussion - WPI Only

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Gateway Park
GP 1002


In this seminar, we will track the path of submicron particles from the environment to the blood stream via lungs. In the first half of the seminar, I will explain why chaotic mixing occurs in the alveolated airways, and how it enhances particle deposition in the gas exchange region of the lung. In the second half of the seminar, I will discuss the fate of submicron particles after they land on the alveolar surface. I will briefly describe how particles behave in the alveolar lining liquid and how they go across the alveolar epithelium, i.e., air-blood barrier, into the bloodstream.

Suggested Audiences: Adult, College

E-mail: bme-web@wpi.edu

Last Modified: September 7, 2012 at 8:16 AM

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