Dr. Kopecek was selected as a recipient of the University of Utah’s Distinguished Mentor Award! This prestigious award recognizes faculty that have served as outstanding mentors for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. On behalf of all of us, past and present, that have had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Kopecek, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. We can think of no one more deserving of this award. Congratulations Dr. Kopecek!


A Message from Prof. KopecekJK

Welcome to our home page. Our Biomedical Polymers Laboratory is located in the Biomedical Polymers ResearchBuilding on the campus of the University of Utah. We are associated with the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Department of Bioengineering, Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery, Nano Institute of Utah, and Huntsman Cancer Institute. These wide interactions and associations result partially from my joint appointments, but mainly from my strong belief that the future of science is in the interdisciplinary approach to hypotheses design and problem solving.

Graduate students from the Departments of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Bioengineering, and Material Science and Engineering are working on their M.S. and Ph.D. research projects in my laboratory. Please, feel free to contact me by e-mail (Jindrich.Kopecek@utah.edu) if you are interested in one of our research projects.

We are an international group. Postdoctoral research associates and graduate students from different countries work on diverse research projects. The combination of graduate students, research faculty and postdoctoral fellows provides an exciting environment where teaching goals can be effectively achieved.

Thank you for your visit and interest.