Bryan R. Smith is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering within the School of Engineering and a member of the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ). He received his Bachelor’s degree in physics, mathematics, and biomedical engineering from Tufts University and his doctorate in biomedical engineering from The Ohio State University. After completing his post-doctoral research and starting his career as an independent investigator at Stanford University, he moved to MSU 3 years ago. His lab blends engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, and medicine to develop new imaging and therapeutic approaches. He is developing novel nanotechnology-based strategies to harness the power of the immune system, creating advanced diagnostic imaging and therapeutic agents to treat and diagnose diseases including cancer, atherosclerosis, and neurodegeneration. His clinically translatable work is being published in high impact journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, Materials Today, Chemical Reviews, and more. His research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), foundations including the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and internal MSU grants including the SPG (Strategic Partnership Grant).