Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Elizabeth Wayne is an assistant professor in biomedical engineering and chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. An advocate for women in higher education, she is a TED Fellow, speaker, and co-host of the “PhDivas” podcast. Wayne’s current research uses macrophages for gene delivery to treat cancer and promote musculoskeletal regeneration. Previously, she was a postdoctoral Fellow at the NIH Carolina Center for Nanotechnology at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wayne’s PhD work in immune-cell-mediated drug delivery resulted in several publications and a technology patent. She has also received National Cancer Institute funding for her research on the role of immune cells in cancer progression and their potential as drug delivery carriers.