Dr. Steinmetz is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Steinmetz post-doc training was at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA (2007-2010); she obtained her PhD in Bionanotechnology from the John Innes Centre/ University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (2004-2007), and obtained her Diploma (Masters) in Molecular Biotechnology from the RWTH-Aachen University, Germany in (2001-2004). In recognition of her innovative research program, Dr. Steinmetz has won several awards; she was recognized as a 2016 American Cancer Research Scholar, a 2015 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, a 2014 Cleveland Crain’s 40 under 40 Awardee, and a 2011 Mt. Sinai Scholarship. Dr. Steinmetz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and patents; she has authored and edited books on Virus-based nanotechnology. Research in the Steinmetz Lab is funded through grants from NIH and NSF as well as Susan G. Komen Foundation, American Cancer Society, and American Heart Association. Over the past 6 years, Dr. Steinmetz has been awarded grants as PI and Co-PI totaling $8 million in total costs.