Department Profile

Faculty Profile:

  • University Distinguished Professors: 4

  • Full Professors: 4 

  • Associate Professors:4 

  • Assistant Professors: 1

Journal Editors and Editorial Board Activities:

  • Advance Drug Delivery Reviews

  • Advanced Materials 

  • Bioconjugate Chemistry 

  • Biomacromolecules 

  • Biomaterials 

  • Biophysical Journal 

  • Biotechniques 

  • Chemistry of Materials 

  • Current Pharmaceutical Design 

  • Drug Delivery 

  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics 

  • Journal of American Chemical Society 

  • Journal of Biomaterials Science 

  • Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 

  • Journal of Controlled Release

  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 

  • Langmuir 

  • Macromolecules 

  • Molecular Pharmaceutics 

  • Pharmaceutical Research 

  • Science

Advisory Activity to NIH, Industry, & Scientific Organizations:

  • Dr. Bae: Developmental Therapeutics, Kidney Dialysis, Monitoring, and Therapeutics, Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence, Lung, and Blood Program Project Review Committee, Cancer Drug Development and Therapeutics (SBIR), Protein structure and function, Bench to bedside diabetes (SBIR), Drug Delivery

  • Dr. Furgeson: NCI/NCL, NSF

  • Dr. Grainger: AO Foundation, NCI/NIH (standing member, ad hoc service), NESAC/Bio, MRSEC, CCMX, Julius Wolff Research Institute 

  • Dr. Herron: NIH Peer Review Panel, AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists), The Society of Electro-Optical Engineers (SPIE) 

  • Dr. Kim: Institute of Medicine of the National Academies 

  • Dr. Lim: NIH/NCI Review Panel, AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists), AACP (American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)

Recent Textbook & Book Chapters (2007-present):

  • H.C. Kang, M.H. Lee, and Y.H. Bae, "Polymeric gene delivery vectors," In: N.A. Peppas, J. Zach Hilt, and J. Brook (Eds), Nanotechnology in Therapeutics: Current Technology and Applications, Horizon Bioscience Press. 2007, pp. 131-161.
  • C-Y Lee, L.J. Gamble, G.M. Harbers, P. Gong, D.W.Grainger, D.G. Castner, "Multi-technique characterization of DNA-modified surfaces for biosensing and diagnostic applications" in "Surface Analysis and Techniques in Biology", ed. V.S. Smentkowski, Springer, New York, NY, in press, 2008.
  • M.L. Godek,, D.W.Grainger, "The Macrophage in Wound Healing Surrounding Implanted Devices" in "Implantable Glucose Sensing", J. Stenken, D. Cunningham, eds., Wiley, NY, in press, 2008.
  • B. von Rechenberg, L. Meinel, D.W. Grainger, M. Hofman-Amtenbrink, "Introduction to Biotechnology" in "AO Principles of Fracture Management (2nd ed.)", T. Ruedi, ed., AO Publishing, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland, pp.47-68, 2007.
  • P. Gong, D.W. Grainger, "Non-Fouling Surfaces: A Review of Principles and Applications for Microarray Capture Assay Designs" in "Microarrays: Methods and Protocols", 2nd Ed. (Methods in Molecular Biology), R. Rampal, ed., Humana Press, NJ, USA, pp. 59-92, 2007.
  • D.W. Grainger, C.A. Greef, P. Gong, M. Lochead, "Surface Chemistry in Commerical Microarraying" in "Microarrays: Methods and Protocols", 2nd Ed. (Methods in Molecular Biology), R. Rampal, ed., Humana Press, NJ, USA, pp. 37-57, 2007.
  • V. Cuchelkar and J. Kopecek, "Polymer-Drug Conjugates," In: Polymers in Drug Delivery, I.F. Uchegbu, A.G. Schhtzlein, Eds., CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 2006, pp. 155-182.
  • Z.-R. Lu., "In Vivo Imaging of Dosage Forms.", in Modern Pharmaceutics, 5th Edition. (A.T. Florence and J. Siepmann, eds.), Informa Healthcare, New York, NY, In press.

Invited Honorary Presentations:

  • Dr. Grainger: Plenary Lecture, 22nd European Society for Biomaterials Meeting, 2009
  • Dr. Grainger: Madame Curie Lectures, Technical University of Aachen, Germany, 2009
  • Dr. Grainger: Fritz Straumann Leture, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland, 2009

Honorary Professional Fellows:

  • Dr. Bae: AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists)
  • Dr. Bae: AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering)
  • Dr. Bae: AANM (American Academy of Nanomedicine)
  • Dr. Grainger: AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering)
  • Dr. Grainger: IUSBSE (International Union of the Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering)

Honors and Awards:

  • Dr. David Grainger: Inducted Honorary Fellow, International Union of the Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2008

  • Dr. David Grainger: Scientific Advisory Board, Julius Wolff Research Institute, 2008

  • Dr. David Grainger: Chair, CRS Nagai Award Committee, Controlled Release Society, 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Chair, AVS Biomaterials Interfaces Division, AVS, 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Program Co-Chair, International Symposium on Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Systems, 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Chair, International Advisory Board, Swiss Competence Center for Materials Excellence, 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Chair, International Advisory Board, Swiss Materials Center, MATLIFE, 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Scientific Advisory Board, Univ. Wisconsin NSF MRSEC, 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Biomedical Science and Application (BMSA) Royal University of Groninger, The Netherlands (NL), 2008
  • Dr. David Grainger: Scientific Advisory Board, Academic Council, AO Foundation, 2008
  • Dr. Carol Lim: Co-Chair, Two Podium Sessions at BiOS, 2008
  • Dr. Zheng-Rong Lu: Co-Chair, Workshop on Molecular Imaging and Drug Delivery, 2007

Graduate Student Profile:

  • Doctoral Candidates

    • Pharmaceutics: 34

    • Students from allied programs (Bioengineering, Materials Science, etc.): 11

  • Awards 

    • Shawn Owen: Jeffrey L. Fox Memorial Award, 2009

Department Student Fellowships:

  • Dinesh and Kalpana Patel Fellowship

Alumni Profile: 146 (Academia--50, Industry--96)

Post-doctoral Researcher Profile: 13 (60% Academia, 40% Industry)

Grants and Research Funding:

  • Total Research Dollars 2008-2009: Over $4 Million Dollars

Recent Grant Awards (2008-2009):

  • Engineered Intelligent Micelle for Tumor PH Targeting, PI: Y.H. Bae

  • Well-Defined Multifuntional Polymeric Nanocarriers for Effective Gene Delivery, PI: Y.H. Bae

  • Recombinant SiRNA Carriers for Targeted Delivery Across the Blood Brain Barrier, PI: D. Furgeson

  • A Polymeric Drug Delivery System for Cancer Therapy, PI: J. Kopecek

  • Bone Targeted Delivery of Anabolic Agents, PI: J. Kopecek

  • Double-Targeted Macromolecular Therapeutics for the treatment of Prostate Cancer, PI: J. Kopecek

  • Reducible Polyamido Ethylenimine for GLP-a Plasmid Delivery, PI: S.W. Kim

  • RGD-Polymer Targeting Plasmid to Angiogenic Endothelium, PI: S.W. Kim

  • Modified Poly(disulfide amine) as a Pancreas Targeting Polymeric Vector (Pending), PI: S.W. Kim

  • Functional and Targeting Polymeric Gene Carriers (Pending), PI: S.W. Kim

  • Targeting the Anti-Apoptotic Protein Survivin for Proteasomal Degradation: Applications in ER/PR-Negative, Invasive, Drug-Resistant, and Typical Breast Cancers, PI: C. Lim

Research Centers of Excellence:

Recent Journal Publications:

  • Journal of Biomedical Materials Research

  • Journal of Controlled Release

  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • International Journal of Pharmaceutics

  • Pharmaceutical Research

  • Biomaterials

  • Biomacromolecules

  • PNAS

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Nanomedicine

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