Elizabeth Wayne’s current research focuses on drug delivery for cancer treatment, specifically the use of microphages to deliver therapeutic genes to solid tumors. Wayne has received a number of awards and recognitions as both a speaker and an advocate for the inclusion of women in STEM. In 2017, she was recognized as a TED Fellow for both her cancer nanotechnology research, and her podcast PhDivas, which works to amplify the voices of women in higher education by interviewing women who have or are pursuing doctorate degrees. Her writing and research have been featured in a number of publications, including The Los Angeles Times, Bust Magazine, and more.

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Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Cornell

B.S., Physics, University of Pennsylvania

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The Atlantic

Wayne quoted in The Atlantic on cancer treatment

On a panel at Aspen Ideas: Health, BME/ChemE’s Elizabeth Wayne pointed out that many current cancer treatments were derived from things originally intended to kill people.