Professor Alabi has been named a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Professor Alabi has been named a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, in honor of the generous endowment created by Nancy ‘62 and Peter ‘61 Meinig to support the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty in the life sciences. Professor Alabi was appointed this title based on his multidisciplinary research program that integrates biomolecular science, chemical synthesis, and engineering principles to solve problems beneficial to human health.
Dr. Alabi began his research career as an undergraduate student under the direction of Professor David Schuster at New York University. Upon receiving his B.S. in Chemistry from New York University and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, he went on to pursue a graduate degree in Chemistry at California Institute of Technology with Professor Mark Davis. There, he carried out a two-part dissertation on proton conductive membranes and targeted nanoparticle delivery. He completed his postdoctoral work as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Langer and Anderson at MIT. Dr. Alabi joined the Cornell faculty in the summer of 2013 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. His research focuses on creating chemical fingerprints for surface characterization of drug-loaded nanoparticles and enhancing intracellular RNA transport and delivery
Research in the Alabi group is geared towards facilitating the development and translation of nanoparticle therapeutics by elucidating the underlying principles that dictate their macromolecular interactions and transport in complex biological environments.