Boldly pursuing the forefront of molecular engineering and nanotechnology, Patrick Stayton embodies UW Bioengineering’s mission to invent the future of medicine.

UW Bioengineering is pleased to announce Professor Patrick Stayton’s appointment as Distinguished Career Professor of Bioengineering.

Dr. Stayton’s appointment as UW Bioengineering’s first Distinguished Career Professor recognizes his excellence in research, teaching, entrepreneurship, leadership and service to the academic community.

Dr. Stayton develops new drug delivery systems and diagnostic technologies to enable earlier detection and treatment of cancer, infectious disease and other illnesses.

As a world-renowned researcher in molecular bioengineering, Dr. Stayton has published over 200 scientific papers. He is inventor or co-inventor on over 15 patents and patent applications, and has spun out two companies, Nexgenia and PhaseRX. He has received numerous national awards for his research and service promoting opportunities for underrepresented minorities in science and engineering.

The UW recently re-appointed Dr. Stayton as Director of the UW’s Institute for Molecular Engineering and Sciences, and he is Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences at UW.

Learn more about Patrick Stayton.