James Herron



Executive Dean, Professional Education

Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah




Contact Information:

University of Utah
L.S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute
30 S. 2000 E., Room 105M (Deans Office),
Room 2926 (Research Office) 
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Telephone: (801) 581-7303

Fax: (801) 581-3716

Email: james.herron@utah.edu

Website: http://www.pharmacy.utah.edu/pharmaceutics/research/group/herron.htm

Education and Training:

  • Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Illinois Urban-Champaign, 1981
  • M.S., Microbiology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1979
  • B.S., Biology, University of Illinois Urban-Champaign, 1976

Research Keywords

  • Vaccines, Interest Level: 3
  • Therapeutic Applications of Monoclonal Antibodies, Interest Level: 3
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems, Interest Level: 3
  • Molecular Immunology and Structure, Interest Level: 3
  • High-Throughput Screening, Interest Level: 3
  • Function and Dynamics of Antigen-Antibody Interactions, Interest Level: 3
  • Diagnostics Assays, Interest Level: 3
  • Biosensors, Interest Level: 3

Selected Publications:

  • Blair, S. M., F. Mahdavi, Y. Liu, J. N. Herron, and A. Nahata (2015). Biosensors Including Metallic Nanocavities. U.S. Patent 9,012,207 (issued on 4/21/15).
  • Kaur, I, K. M. Kosak, M. Terrazas, J. N. Herron, S. E. Kern, K. M. Boucher, P. J. Shami (2015). Effect of a Pluronic® P123 formulation on the nitric oxide-generating drug JS-K. Pharmaceutical Research, 32, 1395-406. Epub 2014 Oct. 18
  • Duer, R., and J. Herron (2014). System and method for nucleic acids sequencing by phased synthesis. U.S. Patent 8,747,751 (issued on 6/10/14).
  • Hawe, A., T. Rispens, J. N. Herron, W. Jiskoot (2011). Probing bis-ANS binding sites of different affinity on aggregated IgG by steady-state fluorescence, time-resolved fluorescence and isothermal titration calorimetry. J. Pharm. Sci., 100, 1294-1305.
  • Duer, R., R. Lund, R. Tanaka, D. A. Christensen, J. N. Herron (2010). In-Plane Parallel Scanning: A Microarray Technology for Point-of-Care Testing. Analytical Chemistry, 82, 8856-8865.
  • Herron, J. N., S. Tolley, and H.-K. Wang, (2010). Detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms using planar waveguides. U.S. Patent 7,811,754 (issued on 10/12/10).
  • Christensen, D. A. and J. N. Herron (2009). Optical System Design for Biosensors Based on CCD Detection. Methods Mol Biol. 503, 239-58.
  • Reichert, W. M., J. N. Herron, D. A. Christensen, and H.-K. Wang (2009). Integrated Optic Waveguide Immunosensor. U.S. Patent 7,537,734 (issued 5/26/09).
  • Guo, J., P. Elzinga, M. Hageman and J. Herron (2008). Rapid Throughput Solubility Screening Method for BCS Class II Drugs in Animal GI Fluids and Simulated Human GI Fluids Using a 96-well Format. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 97, 1427-1442.
  • Guo, J., P. Elzinga, M. Hageman, and J. Herron (2008). Rapid Throughput Screening of Apparent Ksp values for Weakly Basic Drugs Using 96-Well Format. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 97, 2080-2090.
  • Suhonen, M., S. K. Li, W. I. Higuchi, and J. N. Herron (2008). A Liposome Permeability Model for Stratum Corneum Lipid Bilayers Based on Commercial Lipids. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 97, 4278-4293.

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