Erik Dreaden




Assistant Professor
Primary School/Department: 
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Office Location: 
Emory HSRB E108
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Areas:

Research Areas: 
Cancer Biology
Chemical Biology
Drug Design, Development and Delivery

Research Interests:

The Dreaden Lab uses molecular engineering to impart augmented, amplified, or non-natural function to tumor therapies and immunotherapies. The overall goal of our research is to engineer molecular and nanoscale tools that can (i) improve our understanding of fundamental tumor biology and (ii) simultaneously serve as cancer therapies that are more tissue-exclusive and patient-personalized. The lab currently focuses on three main application areas: optically-triggered immunotherapies, combination therapies for pediatric cancers, and nanoscale cancer vaccines. Our work aims to translate these technologies into the clinic and beyond.

Molecular Engineering, Tumor Immunity, Nanotechnology, Pediatric Cancer