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Chad Mirkin, PhD

George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Medicine, Materials
Science & Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Director International Institute for Nanotechnology
Director Northwestern University Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Chad Mirkin, PhD

Research Program


chadnano( at )


Cancer-Focused Research

Prof. Mirkin has pioneered the use of nanoparticle-biomolecule conjugates as synthons in materials science and the development of many nanoparticle-based extra- and intracellular biodiagnostic and therapeutic tools.