Professor Stavroula Sofou's Drug Delivery Work Wins Prestigious Award

Polytechnic University is pleased to announce Stavroula Sofou, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has received the prestigious James D. Watson Award from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR). This esteemed award recognizes and supports outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show potential for leadership and scientific discovery in the field of biotechnology.

Sofou received a $200,000 grant for her work developing novel ‘tunable” liposomes for improved delivery of chemotherapeutic agents. NYSTAR selected award winners based on the best science and the best likelihood of economic success.

For more information, read NYSTAR's Award Announcement.