Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Thomas J Meade, PhD

Thomas J Meade, PhD

Eileen M. Foell Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging

Professor of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Radiology

Focus of Work


The Meade Lab research focuses on inorganic coordination chemistry for the study of molecular imaging of in vivo gene expression and intracellular messengers, transition metal enzyme inhibitors, and electronic biosensors. The design, synthesis and physical properties of transition metal and lanthanide coordination complexes are the foundation of our research.

Academic Focus

Program Area(s): Bioinorganic Chemistry; Nanochemistry; Organometallic & Coordination Complexes Interest(s): Organic, Synthetic, Chemical Biology, Inorganic, Bioinorganic, Physical, Biophysical, Nanoscience

Education and Certification

  • PhD: The Ohio State University (1985)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, NIH Fellow (1987)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: California Institute of Technology (1990)



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