John T McDevitt

John T McDevitt John T McDevitt

Chairperson
New York University College of Dentistry
Biomaterials

 
Biography

Dr. John T. McDevitt serves as the new Chairman for the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics within New York University's College of Dentistry (NYUCD). McDevitt is a pioneer in the development of tools for affordable and accessible healthcare. He also serves as the Scientific Founder for and Chief Scientific Officer for SensoDx, LLC. His innovations have been awarded Best of What's New in the Medical Device Category in 2008 by Popular Science, Best Scientific Advance of the Year for 1998 by the Science Coalition and Nokia Sensing X Prize Finalist in 2013 and 2014. Over the past 5 years, McDevitt has served as the Principal Investigator and technical lead for 6 major clinical trials involving 10 clinical sites and > 5000 patients. These important translational studies serve to establish strong linkages between new medical microdevice technologies and unmet clinical needs for major diseases including cardiac heart disease, oral cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, drugs of abuse and trauma. Further, McDevitt has established "Texas Cancer Diagnostics Pipeline" and has served as Director for ‘Early Disease Detection Gulf Coast Consortium Cluster' (network of > 100 clinical researchers) devoted to next generation of diagnostic devices. McDevitt is one of the leading experts in oral diagnostics having served for the last 10 years as the PI for the NIH/NIDCR sponsored U-01 Cooperative Research Agreement and has recently augmented this area to include noninvasive oral cancer screens with sponsorship from the NIH Grand Opportunity Award. McDevitt and his team have written 185 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and authored >150 patents and patent applications. This work led to one of largest patent portfolios in the history of UT Austin. His individual honors include the Presidential Young Investigator Award, the Exxon Education Award and Honored Alumnus Award, College of Science and Mathematics, and California Polytechnic State University. Over the past decade he has served as the Scientific Founder for several diagnostic companies.

 
Research Interest

Nano health, integrated lab-on-a-chip sensors, clinical chemistry, micro-electromechanical (MEMs) devices, cell imaging systems, point-of-care medical devices and imagebased sensors with clinical focus on cardiovascular disease, saliva-based screening tests, cancer diagnostics and HIV immune function tests.

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