David Cormode, PhD

University of Pennsylvania


Dr Cormode did his undergraduate and graduate studies in the Chemistry Department of the University of Oxford, where his doctoral studies involved the synthesis of multifunctional nanoparticles. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine from 2006-2012, working with Prof. Zahi Fayad and Willem Mulder. There he developed a variety of nanoparticle platforms as contrast agents for MRI, CT and fluorescence imaging, as well as delivery of therapeutics. Dr Cormode moved to the University of Pennsylvania to be an assistant professor of Radiology in the summer of 2012, where he oversees the activities of the Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging Laboratory. The focus of the lab is the development of inorganic nanoparticle contrast agents for multi-energy x-ray imaging techniques. Dr. Cormode is also a founder of PolyAurum, a company commercializing gold nanoparticles for medical applications.