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SQI: Simpson Querry Institute

Kelley awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

SQI member Shana Kelley was one of three Northwestern University faculty members recently named a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Shana Kelley

An internationally renowned researcher, Kelley develops innovative and translational methods for tracking molecular and cellular analytes with unprecedented sensitivity. Her novel approaches integrate nanoscience with bioanalytical science and engineering. She also is well-known for developing new methods to detect circulating cancer cells and delivery systems that leverage mitochondrial penetrating peptides and related materials.

With the Guggenheim Fellowship, Kelley will develop a new class of sensors for the human body that will enable continuous monitoring of biochemical markers of health and disease. This type of sensing approach will provide new ways to prevent and manage disease.

“I am deeply grateful for this recognition that reflects the highly creative and hard work of my research team as well as the resources that will enable us to continue innovating and pursuing a positive impact on human health,” said Kelley, the Neena B. Schwartz Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering.

Northwestern faculty members Jeffrey Masten and Kimberly Yuracko were also among the 180 artists, writers, scholars and scientists from across the United States and Canada who were awarded fellowships. Selected from a pool of nearly 2,500 applicants, the fellows were appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Read the full story at Northwestern Now.