Engineering Viral Nanoparticles as Smart Devices for Nanomedicine
Case Western University
Dr. Steinmetz is Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Steinmetz’s major area of professional interest lies with the application of complex viral nanoparticle (VNP) formulations for biomedicine and materials science. As a post-doctoral fellow at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, her efforts have focused on the development of VNP formulations for cancer detection and treatment (2007-2010). During her dissertation work in the field of Nanotechnology at the John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK, she created multiple 3D VNP multilayered thin film arrays for potential applications in sensors or nanoelectronics (2004-2007). Dr. Steinmetz is a 2009 recipient of the NIH/NIBIB Pathway to Independence Grant (K99/R00), a previous American Heart Association Post-doctoral Fellow, former Marie Curie EST Fellow, winner of the Bryan Harrison Prize (2006), and 2007 Biosciences Federation Science Communication Award winner. Her early training was at RWTH-Aachen University in Germany, where she received her Diploma (equivalent to Masters) with Honors in Molecular Biology in 2004.