Siegwart Research Group


Dr. Daniel J. Siegwart

Daniel Siegwart is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Biochemistry. His research program is focused on developing advanced polymeric and lipid-based systems with precise control over macromolecular architecture, order, and responsiveness for applications in drug delivery, imaging, and cancer.


2008 – 2012: Postdoctoral fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Chemical Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (Advisors: Institute Professor Robert Langer and Associate Professor Daniel Anderson)

2003 – 2008: Ph.D. Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), (Advisor: University Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski)

1999 – 2003: B.S. Biochemistry, Lehigh University


Awards and Fellowships: Friends of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Award in Cancer Research (2014), Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar Award (2012), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010), National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship at The University of Tokyo (Advisor: Professor Kazunori Kataoka) (2006), The Joseph A. Solomon Memorial Fellowship in Chemistry (CMU) (2005), Chemistry Department Research Honors (Lehigh) (2003)

Lab Members


Atsushi Nagai, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Institute For Molecular Science, National Institute of Natural Sciences, Japan


Lab Alumni

Jing Hao, Ph.D. (2012-2014)

Assistant Professor, George Fox University