Tiny Solutions for Big Problems: A Visit to the Lab of Daniel Heller



Chemist and engineer Daniel Heller makes nanoscale materials that are specially designed to improve biological research and solve clinical problems. Using their diverse sets of expertise, members of his lab work closely to speed developments in cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment.

When we visited the lab, team members were busy developing carbon nanotube-based sensors to detect early-stage cancers, as well as nanoparticles to target drugs to metastatic tumors — but they still made the time to lunch outside on a sunny day.