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James Herron Ph.D.

James Herron, Ph.D.

Executive Dean, Professional Education

Associate Professor, Molecular Pharmaceutics, University of Utah



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




  • 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


  • 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 PluronicĀ® P123 formulation on the nitric oxide-generating drug JS-K. Pharmaceutical Research32, 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 Chemistry82, 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.