Peter Searson is a co-founder and former co-director of INBT. He is the Joseph R. and Lynn C. Reynolds Professor of Materials Science and Engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering. Peter also has secondary appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Peter also served as director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Nanotechnology Excellence from 2009 to 2015. His research interests include surface and molecular engineering and semiconductor quantum dots. His current research efforts focus on developing strategies to improve systemic delivery to a solid tumor by the enhanced permeability and retention effect, and developing in vitro models of the tumor microenvironment to visualize steps in the metastatic cascade. Peter received both his MS and PhD from the University of Manchester.