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Richard A. Gemeinhart

Professor of Pharmaceutics and Bioengineering; Research Integrity Officer; Director of Graduate Studies—BPS, Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Contact Information

833 South Wood Street (865)
357 PHARM
Chicago, IL 60612-7231

Phone: (312) 996-2253

Fax: (312) 996-0098

Website: http://www.bpsl.uic.edu/

Lab Phone: (312) 996-9765

Education

  • Postdoctoral, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2001
  • PhD, Pharmaceutics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1999
  • BS, Bioengineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1994

Research Interests

We are interested in understanding the interactions of materials and the cells. Our current proejcts focus on using polymers to control the local release of therapeutic molecules and the influence of polymers on cellular phenotype, particularly macrophage polarization.

Awards and Honors

  • 2014, Hans W. Vahlteich Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
  • 2006, Young Investigator Award, Society for Biomaterials
  • 2006, Hans W. Vahlteich Scholar, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
  • 2002, New Investigator Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Patents and Intellectual Property

  • Gemeinhart RA, Buhrman JS, Rayahin JE. Hydrogels for Delivery of Therapeutic Polypeptides. US9,457,101B2 (October 4, 2016).
  • Gemeinhart RA. Superporous Hydrogel with Cells Encapsulated Therein and Method for Producing the Same. US 8,414,879B2 (April 9, 2013).
  • Gemeinhart RA, Tauro JR. Composition and Method for Providing Localized Delivery of a Therapeutic Agent. US 7,943,569 (May 17, 2011).
  • Cho MR, Kadakia A, Djilian A, Gemeinhart RA. Hybrid Superporous Hydrogel Scaffold for Cornea Regeneration. Patent Application Pending, 20100080840A1 (April 1, 2010).

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

Book Chapter

  • Rayahin JE, Gemeinhart RA. "Activation of Macrophages in Response to Biomaterials". Kloc M. "Macrophages - Origin, functions and biointervention", a part of the 'Results and problems in Cell Differentiation' Series. Springer, New York; 2017:
  • Zamiri C, Gemeinhart RA. "Drug Delivery Systems for Pulmonary Delivery of Therapeutic Biomacromolecules". Groves, MJ. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2005: 255-277
  • Gemeinhart RA. "Polymeric Systems for Oral Protein and Peptide Delivery". Groves, MJ. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2005: 279-302
  • Gemeinhart RA, Guo C. "Fast Swelling Hydrogels". Yui N, Mrsny R, Park K. Reflexive polymers and hydrogels: Understanding and designing fast-responsive polymeric systems. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press; 2004: 245-257
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