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Justin Hanes, PhD

Lewis J. Ort Professor and Director of the Center for Nanomedicine

Dr. Justin Hanes attended UCLA and received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Oncology and Neurological Surgery at Johns Hopkins prior to joining the faculty in 1998. His current research focuses on the development of new biomaterials to target the delivery of bioactive molecules to specific sites in the body, particularly via the blood or mucosal tissues such as the lungs. A patent holder of several aerosol drug delivery particle inventions, he was named one of the “World Top 100 Young Innovators and Leaders in Technology and Business” by MIT Technology Review.

Research Interests

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • CF drug therapy
  • CF gene therapy