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Debra Auguste

225 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Joined the Chemical Engineering Department in Fall 2016.


  • 2005 PhD in Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
  • 1999 SB in Chemical Engineering, MIT

Research & Scholarship Interests

Bioresponsive drug delivery; cell and tissue engineering; tissue architecture; targeted therapeutics
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Materials Research Society

Selected Publications

  • 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.

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September 16, 2016

New ChE Professor Debra Auguste is studying human biology to develop better medical therapies and drug delivery methods.

September 1, 2016

Debra Auguste joins the Chemical Engineering department in Fall 2016 as a Professor.