Biosciences Division, ORNL
Mitchel J. Doktycz is a Distinguished Staff Scientist and Leader of Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group in the Biosciences Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also a member of the Research Staff in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL and has adjunct appointments in the Genome Science and Technology Program and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1991 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests focus on the intersection of natural and synthetic systems. His laboratory is involved in the development of analytical technologies for post-genomics studies with specific emphases on molecular and cellular imaging techniques and the use of nanomaterials to study and mimic biological systems. He has authored or co-authored over 100 research publications and 14 patents. He has received an R&D 100 Award and National Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.