Jamey Marth to head UCSB / Burnham Institute Center for Nanomedicine
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the University of California, Santa Barbara have named leading biomedical researcher and MCDB faculty member Jamey Marth director of a new joint Center for Nanomedicine that will be established at UCSB. The collaborative biomedical research partnership merges UCSB's core expertise in engineering, materials sciences, nanotechnology, and physics with Burnham's strengths in the biological sciences and biomedical research. The new center will promote the convergence of engineering, nanotechnology, and biomedical research for development of novel technologies for biosensors, medical devices, drug delivery nanoparticles, and instruments for advanced biomedical research.
Prior to joining Burnham and UCSB, Marth was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. At UCSB, Dr. Marth holds two prestigious endowed professorships, the John Carbon Chair in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp Chair in Systems Biology in the campus's Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program.