Charles Swofford | AIChE

Charles Swofford

Postdoctoral Associate, Sinskey Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charles Swofford obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and currently works as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Sinskey Lab at MIT. His thesis work involved designing a targeted bacterial drug delivery vector for the treatment of cancer and metastasis using novel genetic circuits, which has been highlighted in the news outlet “The Conversation” and blogged about in “IFLScience!”.  Currently, his research involves creating a single integrated platform that can address food and water contaminants in a low cost, widely deployable nanosensor array. Specifically, Dr. Swofford is engineering single-domain antibodies (nanobodies) that can be coupled with single-walled carbon nanotubes lab to recognize various illegal antibiotics in food and water.