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Delivering new methods of drug delivery to optimize therapeutic efficacy of drugs and vaccines

The Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics (DPMP) is engaged in research and education in drug delivery options to optimize the therapeutic efficacy of pharmacologically and immunologically active agents. It is a multidisciplinary endeavor requiring knowledge in pharmaceutics, chemistry, engineering, biochemistry, biologics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and biology.

Faculty

The DPMP faculty is a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial group; they have applied over 18 patents based on their research, and established seven new pharmaceutical and biotech companies in recent years. Several are members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which offers a wide array of core facilities that support their research activities.


Teaching

DPMP focuses on training the next generation of researchers specializing in targeted drug delivery that will ensure optimal efficacy of pharmacologically and immunologically active agents.

Two emerging areas in which we are engaging our students are pharmacoengineering and molecular pharmaceuticals.

Learn more about our PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences program

Learn more about our Postdoctoral Fellowship program


Research

Our research focuses on targeted drug delivery that will ensure optimal efficacy of pharmacologically and immunologically active agents. We conduct multidisciplinary research using knowledge in:

  • chemistry: physical-chemical aspects of drug molecules, polymer sciences, analytical chemistry
  • engineering: nanotechnology, biophysics, mass transport and thermodynamics of drug molecules
  • biopharmaceutics: pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism
  • biochemistry: immunology, genetics, drug mechanism of action
  • biology: cell and virus based platforms, infectious diseases, neurology

Learn more about our current research

Learn more about our faculty labs


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Contact

For questions related to the PhD program in the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, contact:
pharmacy_admissions@unc.edu.
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For all other questions about the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, contact:

Ning Sunning_sun

Executive Assistant
nsun@email.unc.edu
919-962-0146