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Faculty Profile

Thomas Anthony Werfel

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Biomedical Engineering
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND AFFILIATE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND JOINT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES
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334 BREVARD HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-8969
Joined UM: August 17, 2018

Areas of Expertise

  • ANTICANCER RESEARCH
  • BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • BREAST CANCER, NEW DRUG TARGETS
  • BREAST CANCER, NEW MOLECULAR TARGETS
  • CANCER, DRUG DISCOVERY
  • CANCER, NEW DRUG TARGETS
  • CANCER, NEW MOLECULAR TARGETS
  • DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS, NOVEL
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY

Brief Bio

Thomas Werfel is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Joint Assistant Professor of BioMolecular Sciences. Dr. Werfel did his graduate studies under Dr. Craig Duvall as a NSF GRFP Fellow and received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2017. He furthered his training as a NIH/NCI F32 Postdoctoral Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Cook at Vanderbilt School of Medicine. Dr. Werfel joined the University of Mississippi as an Assistant Professor in 2018 as a part of the Biomedical Engineering Program. His research interests lie at the interface of nanotechnology and cancer biology, where he seeks to better understand nanomaterial-biological system interactions and develop novel anti-cancer nanomedicines. Dr. Werfel teaches courses in the areas of biomaterials and drug delivery, including Biomaterials, Drug and Gene Delivery, Tissue Engineering, and Immunoengineering.

Degrees

MS
Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University/Nashville, Tennessee (2015)
PhD
Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University/Nashville, Tennessee (2017)