Richard Lunt is the Johansen Crosby Endowed Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. His research aims to develop next-generation agents for cancer imaging and therapy.
Dr. Lunt received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and completed his postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Lunt Lab collaborates with Dr. Sophia Lunt (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and Dr. Babak Borhan (Chemistry) to develop fluorescent molecules that can be manipulated for toxicity against cancer cells. Dr. Lunt’s group is responsible for designing these molecules, which are then synthesized and tested in cancer cell lines. The goal of this research is to translate fluorescent probe technologies for novel therapies in cancer.