Nathaniel Cady

Nathaniel Cady

Empire Innovation Professor of Nanobioscience and Executive Director, SUNY Applied Materials Research Institute
The RNA Institute


SUNY Poly NFE 4405
Nathaniel Cady

Nathaniel Cady, holds a PhD in microbiology from Cornell University and specializes in research at the interface of nanotechnology and biology. Dr. Cady’s research uses inspiration from natural, biological systems to guide the design, formulation, and/or fabrication of unique systems and technologies. Some of the core areas of research in our laboratory are biofouling, bacterial biofilms, and the development of technologies to detect and/or treat bacterial infections. Dr. Cady’s work also focuses on the development of microchip-based sensors and nanoscale electronic devices called “memristors” that mimic the function of neuronal synapses. 


  • Post Doctoral Associate, Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2006
  • Ph.D., Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2005
  • B.A., Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1999

Areas of research

  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Biosensors
  • Molecular biology
  • Microfluidics
  • Detection systems

Research website