New ChE Professor Debra Auguste is studying human biology to develop better medical therapies and drug delivery methods.
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- 2005 PhD in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
- 1999 SB in Chemical Engineering, MIT
- 2012 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE)
- 2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
- 2011 NSF CAREER Award
- 2010 Participant, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Meeting
- 2010 Named 50 Most Influential African-Americans in Technology
- 2009 DARPA Young Faculty Award
- 2007 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award
- American Chemical Society
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers
- Biomedical Engineering Society
- Materials Research Society
- Guo P, Yang J, Jia D, Moses MA, Auguste DT. ICAM-1-Targeted, Lcn2 siRNA-Encapsulating Liposomes are Potent Anti-angiogenic Agents for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Theranostics. 2016; 6:1-13.
- Liu D, Auguste DT. Cancer Targeted Therapeutics: From Molecules to Drug Delivery Vehicles, J. Control. Release. 2015; 219:632-643.
- Wang B, Guo P, Auguste DT. Mapping the CXCR4 receptor on breast cancer cells. Biomaterials. 2015; 57:161–8.
- Ho TT, You JO, Auguste DT. siRNA Delivery Impedes the Temporal Expression of Cytokine-Activated VCAM1 on Endothelial Cells. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015; 1-8.
- You J-O, Rafat M, Almeda D, Maldonado N, Guo P, Nabzdyk CS, Chun M, LoGerfo FW, Hutchinson JW, Pradhan-Nabsdyk LK, Auguste, DT. pH-responsive scaffolds generate a pro-healing response. Biomaterials. 2015; 57:22–32.
- Almeda D, Wang B, Auguste DT. Minimizing antibody surface density on liposomes while sustaining cytokine-activated EC targeting. Biomaterials 2015; 41:37–44.
Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2016.
Research & Scholarship Interests
Bioresponsive drug delivery; cell and tissue engineering; tissue architecture; targeted therapeutics
Department Research Areas
Honors & Awards
September 16, 2016
September 1, 2016
Debra Auguste joins the Chemical Engineering department in Fall 2016 as a Professor.