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Thomas J. Meade


Ph.D.: The Ohio State University 1985; NIH Fellow Harvard Medical School 1985-1987; Postdoctoral Fellow CalTech 1988-1990


Eileen M. Foell Chair in Cancer Research

Director of the Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI)

Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cell Biology

Professor of Neurobiology & Physiology

Professor of Radiology

Charles Deering McCormick Professorship of Teaching Excellence

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)

Research Statement

The Meade Lab research focuses on inorganic coordination chemistry for the study of molecular imaging of in vivo gene expression and intracellular messengers, transition metal enzyme inhibitors, and electronic biosensors. The design, synthesis and physical properties of transition metal and lanthanide coordination complexes are the foundation of our research.

Selected Publications

Selected Honors / Awards

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2017)
  • Stony Brook University Franklin Award Lecture (2017)     
  • Mahler Lecturer, University of Texas, Austin (2016)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
  • Associate Editor, Chemical Science (2016)
  • Elected Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2016)
  • Elected Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
  • The J. Stieglitz Award: University of Chicago and the American Chemical Society (2016)
  • Elected Fellow, American Association of Advancement of Science (2015)
  • Hill Lecturer, Duke University (2014)
  • Catalyst Award, Northwestern University and the City of Evanston (2014)
  • Fellow of the World Molecular Imaging Society (2012)
  • Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2011)
  • Society for Molecular Imaging Annual Exceptional Achievement Award
  • Musselman Award for Visiting Scientist (2010)
  • Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) iCON Innovator Award (2009)
  • Miller Professor, University of California Berkeley (2009)
  • Northwestern University Excellence in Teaching Award (2008)
  • William Beaumont Award: Wayne County Medical Society (2007)
  • Allen & Constance Ford Distinguished Award, CaseWestern ReserveUniversity (2006)
  • Eileen Foell Chair in Cancer Research, Northwestern University, (2005)
  • Elected President – Society of Molecular Imaging - Membership>1,000 Chair (2005)
  • Committee- Imaging in 2020 IV, (2005)
  • FMC Award - Princeton University, (2004)
  • Elkin Distinguished Investigators Cancer Lecturer, Emory University (2003)
  • Neuroscience Award Lecture, Society for Neuro-Oncology (November 2002)
  • National Academy of Engineering Lecturer, Cleveland, Ohio, (2000)
  • Pendergast Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania (1999)
  • American College of Neuropharmacology Lecturer (1999)
  • Caltech Grubstakes Award (1996, 1998)
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