Dr. Susan N. Thomas

Dr. Thomas joined Georgia Tech in November 2011 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to this appointment, she was a Whitaker postdoctoral scholar at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (one of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology) developing nanomaterials for cancer immunotherapy and studying the role of lymphatic transport in immunity. Dr. Thomas received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University while working as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department where she studied the role of fluid flow in regulating blood-borne metastasis. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Bioengineering cum laude from the University of California Los Angeles. Prof. Thomas serves as PI or co-PI on grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, amongst others. Dr. Thomas was honored with the 2013 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society and the 2018 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials.

Affiliations:

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Wallace H. Coulter School of Biomedical Engineering
School of Biology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program
Georgia ImmunoEngineering Consortium
Georgia Tech Center for ImmunoEngineering

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