College of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Martin Conda-Sheridan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

"Research interests: Dr. Conda-Sheridan’s lab focuses on the design and synthesis of biomaterials that can self-assemble into nanoparticles. The obtained nanoparticles will be used to treat cancer and bacterial infections by functioning as drug delivery systems of small molecules or as supramolecular drugs (nano-drugs).  In addition, members of the group can get involved in the synthesis and structural modification of small molecules derived from natural products." 

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Jered Garrison, PhD
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests: Dr. Garrison’s areas of specialties are:  targeted molecular imaging and radiotherapeutic agent design; development of cancer-specific prodrugs; and polymer based drug delivery.

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Corey Hopkins, PhD
Associate Professor
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Research Interests: The Hopkins Lab’s primary research interests are related to the design, synthesis and optimization of biologically active small molecules as in vivo probes, drug discovery lead compounds and preclinical candidates.  Their recent research has focused on designing novel positive allosteric modulators related to numerous CNS-related therapeutic areas.  In addition, their interests include in ion channels for kidney failure, kinase targets for rare and neglected diseases, including pediatric cancers and ion channels for insecticide resistant mosquitos relating to malaria and Zika.  

David Oupicky, PhD
Parke-Davis Professor and Co-Director
Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Dr. Oupicky's research is in the broad area of nanomedicine with emphasis on the development of novel approaches to deliver drug combinations to better treat various diseases. Current research focus is on the design of multifunctional nanoparticles with applications in the treatment of metastatic cancer and inflammatory conditions like Crohn's disease.

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Jonathan L. Vennerstrom, PhD, Dr.Sc.
Professor
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Research Interests:  The research activity of Dr. Vennerstrom’s laboratory is focused on antimalarial drug design and synthesis and on the investigation of heme as a mechanistic intersection for antimalarial drugs.

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Joseph Vetro, PhD
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests:  Increasing the delivery of a drug to the site of disease can dramatically improve its effectiveness.   We are developing different types of nanosized drug carriers to 1) increase drug delivery to tumor blood vessels for more efficacious cancer treatments and 2) increase the delivery of antigens to dendritic cells to improve the efficacy of vaccines.  The student will be given a broad overview of drug delivery research from an analytical and philosophical perspective while performing a project in one of the above general areas.

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