Biography: Rockford K. Draper, University of Texas at Dallas

Prof. Rockford K. Draper, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Faculty,  School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Rockford (Rocky) Draper is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas with joint appointments in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and the Chemistry Department. He is a member of the Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute at UT Dallas and a cofounder of Medical Nanotechnologies, Inc. His research interests include membrane cell biology and the interaction of nanoparticles with eukaryotic cells. In 2002 he initiated the Bionanosciences Group at UT Dallas that brings together chemists, nanotechnologists, engineers, and biologists to explore biomedical applications of nanotechnology. He obtained his BA in chemistry from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. His postdoctoral work was at the University of California at San Diego in Cell Biology and Genetics and he spent a year as a visiting scholar at Stanford University