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James Van Deventer
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering


2011 California Institute of Technology, M.S., Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering
2004 Stanford University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering with distinction

Honors and Awards

  • National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
  • Ludwig Foundation for Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship
  • Keystone Symposia Scholarship
  • The Protein Society Young Investigator Travel Grant
  • The Dean's Award for Academic Accomplishment, Stanford University School of Engineering
  • Frederick Emmons Terman Engineering Scholastic Award, Stanford University
  • The President's Award for Academic Excellence, Stanford University
  • Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer National Scholarship Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Research Interests

The Van Deventer laboratory is interested in using biomolecular engineering and chemical biology to target and disrupt molecular processes in complex diseases. Efforts are currently focused on disrupting enzymatic and signaling processes within the tumor microenvironment.

Professional Positions

2011 - 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Cambridge, MA

Professional Society Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • The Protein Society