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Derek Bartlett, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. He joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2023 following 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry. He completed a B.S. degree in chemical engineering at Stanford University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and postdoctoral training in cancer immunotherapeutics at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope. He has expertise in the areas of targeted drug delivery, molecular imaging, quantitative systems pharmacology modeling, and translational PK-PD for cancer therapeutics.
The Bartlett lab is engaged in projects at the interface of pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, and medicine, enabling the pursuit of multi-disciplinary collaborations that bring together diverse perspectives and expertise to help solve society’s most pressing challenges. Current research efforts focus on the combination of PK-PD modeling and microfluidic perfusion systems as an animal-alternative approach for the systematic interrogation of drug pharmacokinetic (PK)-pharmacodynamic (PD) relationships. This research aims to guide the design of novel cancer therapeutics, improve the translatability of preclinical studies, and unlock the potential of functional precision medicine.
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