Stefanie Sydlik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University


2022 Moore Inventor Fellow

Stefanie Sydlik, Ph.D.
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Research Description

Dr. Sydlik’s research group uses chemistry to invent new materials, specifically novel polymers and organic materials for use in biomedical and environmental applications. Her invention is a Biobinder for lead chelation. This is a biopolymer that can rapidly remove heavy metals from the body and is a promising therapy for low-level lead poisoning, for which there is currently no treatment.


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Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., Chemistry and Polymer Science, minor in Engineering Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

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