Joy Wolfram, PhD

 

Institutional Contact

Mayo Clinic

Biography

Dr. Joy Wolfram is an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic in Florida, where she leads the Nanomedicine and Extracellular Vesicles Laboratory. She also holds affiliate faculty positions in the Department of Nanomedicine at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, the Department of Biology at the University of North Florida, and the Wenzhou Institute of Biomaterials and Engineering in China. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from the University of Helsinki in Finland. In 2016, she completed her Ph.D. in nanotechnology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the past five years, she has authored over 40 publications and received more than 25 scientific awards from seven different countries. She was included in the Amgen Scholars Ten to Watch List, which highlights the best and brightest up-and-comers in science and medicine across 42 countries. Native of Finland, she was selected as one of 12 internationally accomplished Finns, alongside Nobel laureates. She was also listed on the Forbes 30 under 30 in healthcare in 2019. She is a board member and scientific advisor of several companies around the world with a cumulative customer base of over 18 million. She has designed many preclinical nanoparticles for the treatment of various diseases, including cancer. Her goal is to develop innovative nanomedicines that bring the next generation of treatments directly to the clinic. Her mission is also to inspire and support underrepresented minorities in science. She is actively involved in community outreach and scientific education, including serving as the co-chair of the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network Education and Outreach Working Group of the National Cancer Institute in the United States. As a TEDx and Hello Tomorrow speaker she strives to bring science to a wider audience.