Jonathan Barnes, PhD

Jonathan Barnes, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Division of Organic Materials, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Develop a smart polymer-based combination drug delivery nanomaterials that are non-toxic and can deliver a variety of small-molecule anti-cancer drugs to cancer cells and tumors.


  • 2014: PhD, Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University


  • 2014 - 2016: Postdoctoral research fellow, chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

Selected Research Publications

Iterative step-growth synthesis and degradation of unimolecular polyviologens under mild conditions.
  • Delawder AO, Palmquist MS, Dorsainvil JM, [...] Barnes JC
  • Chem Commun (Camb) 2022

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