The Vegas Team

Principal Investigator

Arturo J. Vegas

Dr. Arturo J. Vegas is the Peter Paul Career Development Professor at Boston University. He is appointed in the Department of Chemistry, has an affiliation with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and is a core faculty member of both the BU Center for Molecular Discovery as well as the BU Nanotechnology Innovation Center. He was recently awarded a New Innovator Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award by the NIH.

Arturo received his BA in Biology from Cornell University and a PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University. His doctoral studies under the direction of Professor Stuart Schreiber at Harvard focused on developing novel drug-like compounds that modulate chromatin-modifying enzymes, now popular targets for cancer therapeutics. His postdoctoral work with Professors Robert Langer and Daniel G. Anderson at MIT led to the development of new materials for cell encapsulation, cell-based therapies, and nucleic acid delivery. His work has been published in multiple high-impact journals, including Nature Biotechnology and Nature Medicine, and has led to 10 patents both issued and pending.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Lan Luo

Graduate Students
Yunpeng Feng
William McCormick
Sean Quinnell
Daniel Sheehy
Kelly Tan
Ziyi Xu

Undergraduates
Devika Nadkarni
Vasilis Paraschos