David A. Putnam

Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering/Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

147 Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

David A. Putnam

Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering/Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise

Drug delivery; vaccine design and development; biomaterials design and synthesis

Current Research Interest

Surgical biomaterials; biomimetic joint lubricants; targeted delivery of anticancer drugs; immuno-engineering with specific focus in vaccines design

Distinction

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow
Coulter Foundation Fellow
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Founder/Cofounder of Versatope Therapeutics Inc., ProVis Medical Inc., Articulate Biomedical LLC, and TransForm Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Selected Publications

Watkins, Hannah C., Catalina L. Pagan, Hannah R. Childs, Sara Posada, Annie Chau, Jose Rios, Cassandra Guarino, et al. “A Single Dose and Long Lasting Vaccine against Pandemic Influenza through the Controlled Release of a Heterospecies Tandem M2 Sequence Embedded within Detoxified Bacterial Outer Membrane Vesicles.” Vaccine 35, no. 40 (2017): 5373–80.

Watkins, Hannah C., C. Garrett Rappazzo, Jaclyn S. Higgins, Xiangjie Sun, Nicole Brock, Annie Chau, Aditya Misra, et al. “Safe Recombinant Outer Membrane Vesicles that Display M2e Elicit Heterologous Influenza Protection.” Molecular Therapy 25, no. 4 (2017): 989–1002.

Cornell Research Website Article

Teaming Up—Coronavirus Research at Cornell