Dr. Duvall is currenty Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He earned his B.S. in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at University of Kentucky in 2001 before completing his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University in 2007. His postdoctoral training was in Bioengineering at the University of Washington prior to starting the Duvall Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory (ATL) at Vanderbilt in 2010. Dr. Duvall was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016, Professor in 2019, and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor in 2019. He has won awards such as the PECASE (Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers), National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award, Controlled Release Society Gene Delivery and Gene Editing Focus Group Young Investigator Award, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator Award, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow, and standing membership on the Gene and Drug Delivery National Institutes of Health Study Section.
At Vanderbilt, he has served the Department of Biomedical Engineering as Director of Graduate Recruiting (2015-2018), Director of Undergraduate Studies (2019-2022), and Director of Graduate Studies (2022-present). As of 2022, he has advised 14 Ph.D. and 7 M.S. students. 21 of his former and current students have won fellowships (NSF, NIH, etc) or NIH training grant positions. Graduates of the lab have gained tenure track professorships and industrial employment, mostly in the pharmaceutical industry. The lab is funded by a mixture of sources, predominantly NIH, DOD, and industry.
Ella Hoogenboezem, Ph.D. (2022) is a Scientist at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Isom Kelly, Ph.D. (2022) is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Eli Lilly
Bryan Dollinger, Ph.D. (2021) is an Equity Research Associate in Diversified Biopharmaceuticals at SVB Securities
Prarthana Patil, Ph.D. (2021) is a Scientist II in Discovery Medicine at Kodiak Sciences
Sean Bedingfield, Ph.D. (2020) is an Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company
Meredith A. Jackson, Ph.D. (2019) is a Scientist II at Arisan Bio
Kameron V. Kilchrist, Ph.D. (2019) is a Senior Scientist in Discovery Medicine at Kodiak Sciences
Brian C. Evans, Ph.D. (2015) is a Manager of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Memphis
Thomas A. Werfel, Ph.D. (2017): is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Mississippi
Samantha M. Sarett, Ph.D. (2017): is a Director at Eli Lilly and Company
John R. Martin, Ph.D. (2017): is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Cincinnati.
Kelsey (Beavers) Mayo, Ph.D. (2016): is CEO of Armor Medical Inc
Kristin (Poole) O’Grady, Ph.D. (2015): is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Christopher Nelson, Ph.D. (2014): is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Arkansas
Blake Hanan (2022) is now a Bioengineering Ph.D. student at Harvard
Shubham Gulati (2022) is now a medical student at Mount Sinai
Katherine Russo (2021) Research Associate II - Biomaterials at Lung Biotechnology PBC
Taylor (Kavanaugh) Collins, M.S. (2017): Clinical Studies Professional at BIOTRONIK
Rucha Joshi, Ph.D. (2016) Completed Ph.D. at Purdue (2016) and is now Assistant Professor at Plaksha University
Martina Miteva, M.S. (2014): is now Director of IT Business Partnering at Bristol Myers Squibb
Eric Dailing, Ph.D.: is a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate at Berkeley Lab
Kellye Kirkbride, Ph.D.: is Quality Assurance Manager at iRepertoire
Hongmei Li, Ph.D.: is Associate Director at RemeGen Biosciences
Dr. Duvall is currently accepting postdoctoral applications from highly qualified and motivated researchers interested in working at the interface between polymer science and nanomedicine. Please send CVs and a brief statement of research interests to craig.duvall[at]vanderbilt.edu
Graduate students interested in joining the Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory should apply to the Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. The application page can be found through the Graduate School. More information is available on the School of Engineering’s prospective graduate students page. Interested students are also welcome to contact students and professors directly with specific questions–see our personnel page for info.