Kathryn Whitehead Selected for the MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 Award for 2014 -Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kathryn Whitehead Selected for the MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 Award for 2014

Katie Whitehead has received the MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35 Award for 2014. Assistant Professor Whitehead's work centers on the use of RNA interference, a biological phenomenon that induces gene silencing in the presence of short interfering RNA (siRNA), to probe the relationship  between barrier  biology and drug transport. Using this technique, her group interrogates  the behavior of barrier proteins in the presence of drugs and delivery materials of various sizes, shapes, charges and chemical makeup. Ultimately, she aims to develop smarter, more powerful delivery systems for the treatment and prevention of disease.  For more info see: http://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2014/august/august19_kathrynwhitehead.html