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Research Day Speaker

Dr. James J. Moon, PhD

Dr. James J. Moon, PhD

J. G. Searle Professor

Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and  Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Dr. James Moon is John Gideon Searle Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His interdisciplinary research program aims to develop novel biomaterials-based strategies to advance fundamental understanding of the immune system, with the ultimate goal of improving patients’ lives with effective vaccines and immunotherapies. Dr. Moon has published over 120 research articles, including those published in Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Nanotechnology, and Nature Biomedical Engineering. He has over 25 pending/approved U.S. and international patent applications, and his novel nano-vaccine delivery technologies have led to 3 new start-up companies, including EVOQ Therapeutics and Saros Therapeutics. Dr. Moon is a fellow of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), American Institute for Medical Biological Engineering (AIBME), and Controlled Release Society (CRS), and his contributions to the field has been recognized with numerous awards, including NSF CAREER Award and Samyang CRS Award. Dr. Moon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley (2002), and his Ph.D. from Rice University (2008), and he completed his postdoctoral training at MIT. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 2012.