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Thomas Meade

Eileen M. Foell Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Northwestern University

Thomas Meade

Thomas J. Meade, PhD, is the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering and Radiology at Northwestern University. He received a BS in Chemistry, MS in Biochemistry, and PhD in inorganic chemistry at Ohio State University. After completing a NIH fellowship in Radiology at Harvard Medical School, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology.  In 1991, he joined the Division of Biology and the Beckman Institute at Caltech.

In 2002, Professor Meade moved to Northwestern University, where he is the Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) and a member of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute. Professor Meade's research focuses on coordination chemistry and its application in bioinorganic problems that include biological molecular imaging, electron transfer processes and the development of electronic biosensors for the detection of DNA and proteins.

He has received numerous awards and in 2009 was a Miller Professor at the University of California Berkeley. He holds more than 100 US patents and has founded four biotech companies, Clinical Micro Sensors, Meataprobe, PreDx and Ohmx, that are developing hand-held detection devices for protein and DNA detection and bioactivated MR contrast agents for clinical imaging.