Daniel G. Anderson, PhD

Lab Info:

Principal Investigator: Daniel G. Anderson, PhD

Office/Location: MIT 76-653

Phone: (617) 258-6843


Category: Associate Members

Dr. Daniel G. Anderson is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science, and the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer.


He received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of California at Davis. At MIT, he pioneered the use of robotic methods for the development of smart biomaterials for drug delivery and medical devices. His work has led to the first methods rapid synthesis, formulation, analysis, and biological evaluation of large libraries of biomaterials for use in medical devices, cell therapy and drug delivery. In particular, the advanced drug delivery systems he has developed provide new methods for nanoparticulate drug delivery, non-viral gene therapy, siRNA delivery, and vaccines.


His work has resulted in the publication of over 280 papers, patents and patent applications. These patents have led to a number of licenses to pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology companies, and a number of products that have been commercialized or are in clinical development.