Heather received a B.S. with Honors in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and her Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in the summer of 2000. From 2000-2002, she was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). She joined the UCLA faculty as an Assistant Professor in August 2002 as the first Howard Reiss Career Development Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and is now a full Professor and Director of the Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program. Heather’s research interests are functional polymer synthesis, protein-polymer conjugates, nanomedicine, and surface nanopatterns.
A selection of her papers include:
Synthesis of nanogel–protein conjugates
Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2464-2469
FDA-approved poly(ethylene glycol)–protein conjugate drugs
Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1442-1448
Emerging synthetic approaches for protein–polymer conjugations
Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2212-2226