This year, Dr. Farokhzad was named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for his work in nanotechnologies for medical applications. The NAI is an organization with over 1,060 individual inventors. It was founded to recognize inventors and make their work more visible across many academic and technological fields. Dr. Farokhzad has published over 175 papers and holds more than 200 issued or pending patents.
Congratulations on your induction to the NAI, Dr. Farokhzad!
This has been a busy funding month for Dr. Wei Tao, as he received two grants for his work! Dr. Tao was selected for the U.S. METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award for his project entitled “Multi-Staged Delivery System Overcoming the Physiological Barriers for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Therapy.” The METAvivor Foundation exclusively funds MBC research for investigators who demonstrate promise in developing therapies and treatments for patients with stage 4 breast cancer.
Dr. Tao has also received the Department of Anesthesia Basic Scientist Grant for his project “In Situ Sprayed Near-Infrared-Responsive, Pain Relief Gel for Accelerated Wound Healing in Diabetes.” Congratulations Dr. Tao!