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Omid C. Farokhzad, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Director, Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials, Anaesthesia, Brigham And Women's Hospital

Contact Info

Omid Farokhzad
Brigham And Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Thorn-1305
Phone: 617-732-6093
Fax: 617-730-2801


Susan Fountain
Administrative Assistant
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women''s Hospital
75 Francis St
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-732-7362

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Prostate Cancer
Cancer Cell Biology

Lab Website

Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials

Research Abstract

Omid Farokhzad is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a physician-scientist in the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH. Dr. Farokhzad directs the Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials at BWH. He is faculty member of the Brigham Research Institute Cancer Research Center at BWH. He is additionally a member of the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Programs in Prostate Cancer and Cancer Cell Biology. He is a Research Affiliate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). Dr. Farokhzad has extensive experience with the development of therapeutic nanoparticle technologies; most notably he pioneered the high throughput development and screening of multifunctional nanoparticles for medical applications. Dr. Farokhzad has authored more than 50 papers and is an inventor of more than 40 issued/pending patents. The combinatorial nanoparticle self-assembly technologies that Dr Farokhzad has developed formed the foundation for the launch of two venture-backed biotechnology companies, BIND Biosciences and Selecta Biosciences. These companies are translating the aforementioned academic innovations towards clinical development. He serves as Director on the board of BIND and as Director and Vice Chairman on the board of Selecta. Dr. Farokhzad was named among the Nano50 winners of 2007 by Nanotech Briefs, which awards the most innovative people and design ideas that will revolutionize nanotechnology. In 2009 he was among the 15 recipients across all industries to receive the All Star Distinguished Achievement Award, from the Mass High Tech (MHT) Journal for his contributions to Life Sciences industry. Dr. Farokhzad completed his post-doctoral clinical and research trainings, respectively, at the BWH/HMS and MIT in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Langer. He received his M.D. and M.A. from Boston University School of Medicine.


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