The Daniel Heller Lab

Cancer Nanomedicine Laboratory

We are inventing novel technologies to treat advanced cancers and to detect disease at early stages. We are a young bioengineering laboratory that develops new nanotechnologies, including nanomedicines—tiny particles that target drugs to tumor sites, and nanosensors—tiny devices that detect markers of disease. Please check out our recent innovations using the “Learn more” button below…

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Daniel Heller, PhD

Daniel A. Heller, PhD

Associate 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

Lab Members

Selected Achievements
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2018)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2018)
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Innovators in Cancer Research (2017)
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2012)
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010)
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  • Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship (2006)