Dr. Hanes is the Lewis J. Ort Professor of Ophthalmology with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, Neurosurgery, and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University. His degrees are in Chemical Engineering from UCLA (B.S.) and MIT (Ph.D.), and he has completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Oncology and Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins prior to beginning his faculty position in 1998. Professor Hanes is the Director of the Center for Nanomedicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is also Director of Therapeutics for the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT), which includes more than 170 faculty members and spans several divisions of the university.