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  • Kester, Mark

    Director, nanoSTAR Institute, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology, Molecular Physiology/Biophysics

    Mark Kester is a Professor of Pharmacology and the Director of the NanoSTAR Institute of the University of Virginia. He was previosuly the G. Thomas Passananti Professor of Pharmacology at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and the inagural Director of the Penn State Center for NanoMedicine...

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  • Klotz, Leidy

    Copenhaver Associate Professor

    Leidy Klotz is the Copenhaver Associate Professor at the University of Virginia. His research is filling in underexplored overlaps between engineering and behavioral science, in pursuit of more sustainable built environment systems. To support this interdisciplinary work, Klotz has been awarded...

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  • Ku, Sharon Tsai-hsuan

    Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society

    Sharon Ku joined the University of Virginia in 2017, after her faculty position at Drexel University and research fellowship from National Institutes of Health. She has a dual academic training in physics and STS, specializing in sociology and geopolitics of innovation and standardization. Her...

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  • Kwon, Yonghwi

    John Knight Career Enhancement Assistant Professor, Computer Science

    Human always makes mistakes. Cybercriminals aim to exploit vulnerabilities that are essentially mistakes in software/hardware systems. I aim to prevent them for good.

    As we are more and more surrounded by computer systems, we are getting more and more vulnerable to cybercriminals that...

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