Professor Patrick Stayton
Patrick Stayton serves as the Distinguished Career Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. He received his B.S. in Biology (summa cum laude, Chemistry minor) from Illinois State University, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, also at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Staytonis the founding Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering and Sciences(http://www.moles.washington.edu), and the Center for Intracellular Delivery of Biologics.His owneclectic research group works at the interface of fundamental molecular science and applied molecular bioengineering. His laboratory develops new materials for application to unmet medical needs in the therapeutics, diagnostics, and regenerative medicine fields. He has published over 250scientific papers. Dr. Stayton has a strong interest in translating the group’s research, has been awarded many patents, and is a co-founder of the startup companies Jewel Biotherapeutics based their cell and drugamer therapy work, PhaseRxInc. based on his group’s biologic drug delivery work, and Nexgenia Inc. based on their biopharma manufacturing technologies.
Dr. Stayton has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and has been the recipient of the Clemson Award from the Society For Biomaterials and the CRS-Cygnus Recognition Award from the Controlled Release Society. He servedas Co-Chair of the Gordon Conference on Drug Carriers in Medicine and Biology in 2010. He has also been awarded the College of Engineering’s Faculty Innovator Award, the Distinguished Teacher and Mentor Award from the Department of Bioengineering, and an Honorary Award from the College of Engineering’s Minority Science and Engineering Program. He has also been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Many graduate students and postdoctoral fellows trained in his lab and gone on to impactful academic and industry careers.