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Principal Investigator

Cassandra Callmann, Ph.D.

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Following the completion of her B.S. in Biochemistry (2012) at West Chester University, Professor Cassandra Callmann earned both her M.S. (2014) and Ph.D. (2018) in Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego under the guidance of Prof. Nathan Gianneschi. Her graduate work was supported by fellowships from the Inamori Foundation, the ARCS Foundation, and the Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology program (NIH R25T). She was recognized for her thesis research with an Outstanding Dissertation Award from the UC San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2018. Following her Ph.D., Cassandra was an an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Chad Mirkin's research group at Northwestern University.  For her work as an early career researcher, she was selected as a 2019 CAS Future Leader by the Chemical Abstracts Service of the American Chemical Society. Cassandra is currently an Assistant Professor and CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

The University of Texas at Austin

2021

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow

Northwestern University

2018-2021

Education

Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry

University of California, San Diego

2018

M.S. in Organic Chemistry

University of California, San Diego

2014

B.S. in Biochemistry

West Chester University

2012

Awards and Honors

Grantee, Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

2021

Outstanding Researcher Award, International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN)

2020

American Cancer Society (ACS) Postdoctoral Fellowship

2020-2021

Eden and Steven Romick Postdoctoral Fellowship

2019-2020

Chemical Abstracts Society (CAS) Future Leader Award

2019

International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Postdoctoral Fellowship

2019-2021

UC San Diego Outstanding Dissertation Award

2018

Selected to participate in the Future Faculty Workshop: The Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Biology of Soft Materials at Case Western Reserve University

2017

Achievement Rewards for Collegiate Scientists (ARCS) Graduate Scholarship

2016-2018

Inamori Foundation Graduate Fellowship

2015-2016

NIH R25T Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology Graduate Training Fellowship

2014-2016

B.S. awarded summa cum laude, West Chester University

2012

American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Top Undergraduate Biochemistry Major at West Chester University

2012