Heather A. Enright

Contact information

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

7000 East Avenue, L-452

Livermore, CA 94550

email: enright3@llnl.gov

phone: 925 422 2454


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2012-present

Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis 2011

B.S., Chemistry/Biology, Department of Chemistry, University of Hartford 2005 

Research interests

toxicology, imaging, drug delivery/therapy, nanoparticles

My current research is utilizing accelerator mass spectrometry to investigate the fate and toxicity of nanoparticles and small molecules. I am also working on an investigational platform (human on a chip) for accelerating the development of medical countermeasures for biosecurity applications.


Selected publications

  1. Enright HA and Malfatti MA. Detection Methods for the In Vivo Biodistribution of Iron Oxide and Silica Nanoparticles: Effects of Size, Surface Chemistry, and Shape, in Monteiro-Riviere NA and Tran CL., eds., Nanotoxicology: Progress Toward Nanomedicine, CRC Press, Boca Raton, (2014) p. 177-200.
  2.  Lee B, Seshadri V, Palko H, Sotzing GA. Ring-sulfonated poly(thienothiophene). Advanced Materials (2005), 17(14): 1792-1795.
  3. Palko H, Fung J, Louie AY. Positron Emission Tomography: A novel technique for investigating the bio-distribution and transport of nanoparticles. Inh Tox (2010) 22(8): 621–626.
  4. Tu C, Ng TSC, Sohi HK, Palko HA, House A, Jacobs RE, Louie AY. Receptor-targeted Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Molecular MR Imaging of Inflamed Atherosclerotic Plaques. Biomaterials (2011) 32(29): 7209-7216.
  5. Malfatti M, Palko HA, Kuhn EA, Turteltaub KW. Determining the Pharmacokinetics and Long-Term Biodistribution of SiO2 Nanoparticles In Vivo Using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. Nanoletters (2012) 12(11): 5532-5538.
  6. Enright HA, Bratt JM, Bluhm AP, Kenyon NJ, Louie AY. Tracking retention and transport of ultrafine polystyrene in an asthmatic mouse model using positron emission tomography. Exp Lung Res (2013) 12(7): 304-313.