Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Radiology, University of Washington
Elizabeth Nance is the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Radiology at the University of Washington. She has developed the first nanoparticles that can penetrate deep within the brain and gather information about neurological disease. Using this information to adapt the nanoparticles, drugs can then be targeted only to those areas of the brain that need them. Nance is testing these nanoparticles in a number of disease models, including stroke, autism, and cerebral palsy. She was named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 in science and health care and was granted a Career Award at the Scientific Interface by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.