About Lisa


Check out my story on MIT News.

I recently defended my Ph.D. in the Anderson and Langer Labs at MIT, where I  developed several “smart” approaches for delivering insulin to improve diabetes therapies. Drawing upon core chemical engineering principles, I rationally designed glucose-responsive nanoparticles and microgels for self-regulated insulin delivery.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Hubbell Lab at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, where I will be working on tolerance induction for autoimmune diseases. In the future, I aim to become a Chemical Engineering faculty member and role model for aspiring female engineers.

Contact: volpatti@uchicago.edu