The Daniel Heller Lab

My research group develops nanomaterials to target drugs to metastatic tumors and to detect cancer at early stages. We are an interdisciplinary laboratory that invents new technologies and applies them to address clinical and scientific problems.

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The Daniel Heller Lab

Daniel A. Heller, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Focus

Chemist Daniel Heller focuses on biomaterials and nanoscale engineering for molecular sensors and targeted therapeutics.


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Selected Achievements

  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2012)
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010)
  • Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship (2006)