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PCAST Appoints Arrowhead Research's Scientific Advisory Board Member

Arrowhead Research Corporation (Nasdaq: ARWR) today announced that the Company's Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Chad Mirkin has been appointed to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). PCAST is part of the Executive Office of the President and is administered by the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

PCAST was established in 1990 to enable the President of the United States to receive advice from the private sector and academic community on issues related to technology, scientific research priorities and math and science education. President Obama announced the new membership of PCAST on April 27, 2009, which includes 20 of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers.

Dr. Christopher Anzalone, Arrowhead’s President and CEO, stated, “We congratulate Dr. Mirkin on this distinguished honor which recognizes a career of outstanding accomplishments both as a leading nanotechnology researcher and successful entrepreneur in the field. Dr. Mirkin has been a valuable advisor to Arrowhead, and we view this appointment as an endorsement of his key role in making nanotechnology a driving force for innovation. We wish him the very best as he contributes his extraordinary knowledge and perspectives to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.”

More information about PCAST is available at

Dr. Chad Mirkin - Biography

Dr. Chad Mirkin has been recognized for his accomplishments with over 50 national and international Awards. These include a iCON Innovator of the Year Award (2007), NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the Collegiate Inventors Award (2002, 2004), an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Dickinson College, the Pennsylvania State University Outstanding Science Alumni Award, the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry, a Dickinson College Metzger-Conway Fellowship, the 2003 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, the Leo Hendrick Baekeland Award, Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40 Award,” the Discover 2000 Award for Technological Innovation, I-Street Magazine’s Top 5 List for Leading Academics in Technology, the Materials Research Society Young Investigator Award, the ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, the PLU Fresenius Award, the Harvard University E. Bright Wilson Prize, the BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Award, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, the DuPont Young Professor Award, the NSF Young Investigator Award, the Naval Young Investigator Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, and the Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of over twenty scholarly journals. At present he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Accounts of Chemical Research, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, BioMacromolecules, Macromolecular Bioscience, SENSORS, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Chemistry-A European Journal, Chemistry & Biology, Nanotechnology Law & Business, The Scientist, Journal of Materials Chemistry, and Journal of Cluster Science, Plasmonics. Dr. Mirkin is the founding editor of the journal Small, one of the premier international nanotechnology journals, and he has co–edited two bestselling books on the field of nanobiotechnology.

Dr. Mirkin holds a B.S. degree from Dickinson College (1986, elected into Phi Beta Kappa) and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University (1989). He was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology prior to becoming a chemistry professor at Northwestern University in 1991.


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