Dr. Steinmetz is a Professor of NanoEngineering at UC San Diego. She is the founding Director of the Center for Nano-ImmunoEngineering and serves on the Leadership Team for a UC San Diego Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. She started her independent career at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, trained at The Scripps Research Institute; she obtained her PhD in Bionanotechnology from the John Innes Centre, (UK); and her early training was at the RWTH-Aachen University in Germany. Dr. Steinmetz's research program focuses on the engineering of plant virus-based nanomaterials targeting human and plant health applications, such as therapeutic delivery, next-generation vaccines and immunotherapies. Dr. Steinmetz has authored more than 200 journal articles (H index 61). Dr. Steinmetz is a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering; she has won many awardsand her research program is supported through grants from NIH, NSF, NIFA, CDMRP as well as ACS, Susan G. Komen, AHA, amongst other agencies. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Steinmetz has been awarded grants as PI and Co-PI totaling $40+million in total costs.
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