Carnegie Mellon University

Katie Whitehead

January 30, 2019

Whitehead wins ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award

Professor Katie Whitehead has won the ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding early achievements by young engineering researchers, and to encourage the continuance of outstanding research.

Professor Whitehead is a leader in the area of drug delivery, especially in nucleic acid and oral protein delivery. She is widely recognized for breakthroughs that include highly effective, low toxicity behavior for intestinal patches, polymer-protein conjugates, and fruit-derived intestinal permeation enhancers, and high throughput methods for nanoparticle-based RNA delivery to treat many diseases including atherosclerosis, liver cancer and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.