Dr. Darryl J. Bornhop received his B.S. in chemistry and M.A. in environmental chemistry from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He then earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry under the direction of Dr. Norman J. Dovichi at the University of Wyoming and the University of Alberta. After working in the private sector in a variety of capacities, he was Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Research Professor at the Southwest Cancer Center at Texas Tech University until 2002.
Dr. Bornhop is currently Professor of Chemistry at Vanderbilt University and a core member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Chemical Biology and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. He is an AAAS fellow, has published more than 120 peer-review papers, including contributions in Science and Nature Biotechnology, authored 8 book chapters and holds more than 35 patents. Dr. Bornhop has been a Whitaker Fellow and visiting professor at the RISØ National Laboratory in Denmark, The Freie University Berlin, The Institut de Biologie et Technologies (iBiTech-S, CEA), Saclay, France and Scripps Research Institute, CA. He co-founded Molecular Sensing Inc., sits on the SAB for Spectros Inc and is a consultant for Pfizer. Dr. Bornhop has served on the Society for Molecular Imaging Council, the editorial board of J. Biomedical Optics and Bioconjugate Chemistry, chaired or co-chaired more than 30 symposia and advised Dow Chemical Co, Spectra Physics and Applied Biosystems Inc.
His research program is inherently translation and highly inter-disciplinary merging Physics, Biophysics, Chemical Biology and Medicine to address both basic and applied problems.