Biotechnology PhD Training Program

UVa

 

Biomaterials/Bioprocessing, Drug Screen/Purification/Delivery, Small Molecules

   How can purification and processing of biopharmaceuticals be made more efficient?

     

    How can polymeric metal complexes, serve as scaffolds for drug delivery or development of sensors?  What is the role of nanoliposomes or nanocolloids in drug delivery?  How can biomaterials be developed to accelerate wound healing, and therapeutics to minimize scar formation?


    How can small molecule microstructure be controlled for use in pharmaceuticals?  Can new imaging technologies aid in this search?


    How can gene therapy be optimized and recombinant proteins manipulated?  Can drugs be targeted via leukocyte receptor-enriched liposomes?


    Can sphingosine 1-phosphate agonists be used to treat type 1 diabetes and its complications, and lacritin peptides for dry eye disease?


Faculty engaged in this research

Barker

         Christ

Fraser

Giri

Griffin

Highley 

Kelly

Kester

Lampe

Laurie

Lynch