Kathryn Whitehead - Behind the Scenes

Kathryn Whitehead, Carnegie Mellon University

Whitehead talks about RNA and DNA delivery materials, the pivotal role a chemical engineering degree played in her career, and EmTech.

Kathryn Whitehead, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Kathryn Whitehead is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on the chemical and biophysical analysis of biomaterials and their use in delivering macromolecular therapeutics to diseased tissue. She received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 2008 to 2012, she trained as a postdoctoral fellow with Professors Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson at MIT, where she developed delivery systems for RNA interference therapeutics. She is the recipient of an NIH F32 Fellowship and awards from the Controlled Release Society and the American Diabetes Association.