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Jillian Perry, PhD

Assistant Professor

Jillian Perry, Ph. D.

Research Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics

Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

(919) 843-6995


Jillian Perry, PhD, leverages her knowledge of polymer chemistry, biomaterials, and drug delivery to develop novel drug delivery carriers for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Current research interests lay in utilizing high resolution 3D printing for the development of scaffolds for cell/drug delivery, scaffolds for 3D cell culture, generation of solid microarray patches (MAPs) for transdermal drug/vaccine delivery, as well as hollow MAPs for interstitial fluid sampling.

Jillian received both her bachelors of science in chemical engineering and PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship here at the University of North Carolina under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph DeSimone. She joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in 2019 as a research assistant professor in the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics and is a member of the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery.

Education, Certification and Licensure

  • 2009: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida
  • 2004: B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2837-8131

Current Projects

Honors and Awards

2020 Junior Faculty Development Award
2018 NanoDDS Poster Award
2005 – 2009 Alumni Fellowship
2003 – 2004 University Scholars Scholarship
2000 – 2004 Bright Futures Scholarship