Christopher S. Hale Successfully Defends PhD Thesis Entitled "Application of Direct Osmotherapy for Spinal Cord Injury and Other Aspects of Crowded Protein Osmotic Pressure"

By V. G. J. Rodgers |
Riverside, Ca –
Chris Hale
Dr. Chris Hale

In Chris' research, he successfully developed an Osmotic Transport Device (OTD) to reduce cerebral edema in the rat model in his interdisciplinary research with Professor Devin Binder in the School of Medicine. He also successfully developed a concentrating osmometer to produce osmotic pressure profiles from one sample. Chris also showed that, in the crowded protein solution, variations in anions from the Hofmeister series alter protein hydration and ion binding. Chris is planning his next step to join the medical device industry. Congratulations Chris!