Meet the Innovators Under 35 - Group 3

Kathryn Whitehead, Carnegie Mellon University

A systematic search discovered nanoparticles that could improve drug delivery.

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.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.