Faculty Insights with Katie Whitehead

May 31, 2023

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET



Please join us for Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering “Faculty Insights: A 20 Minute Briefing.” In this series, faculty will share insights into their research, its impact, and provide perspective for the future of the field. Following the 20-minute presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to direct questions and comments to the speakers.

Nanoparticles for RNA therapeutics: Enabling a medical revolution

The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines upended the course of the pandemic and the world’s approach to vaccination. At the heart of those vaccines are nanoparticles that package up the fragile RNA and deliver it safely into the body’s cells. Kathryn Whitehead, a professor of chemical engineering, ;will discuss her lab’s role in engineering lipid nanoparticles for next-generation RNA therapeutics with the potential to treat diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, neurological disorders, and more.

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