Tagged: drug delivery systems

Frear solves medication problems at the systems level

With a pharmacist dad and a degree in biochemistry, Meghan Frear was certain that pharmacy school was a perfect fit for her. However, she says, “When I first entered UCSF, I could not have articulated for you that I wanted to be a systems-level pharmacist.” “In undergrad I took an economics of health care course, which sounds so nerdy,” Frear recalls. “But that's what really got me excited—there are these big problems and there are ways that we can solve them [despite] limited resources, and I can do this with pharmacy.”

Tejal Desai, PhD

Professor & Chair

I am a bioengineer focusing on micro and nanofabrication techniques to create new devices for drug and cell delivery as well as biomaterials for cell and tissue regeneration. I also chair the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences.

Francis Szoka, PhD

Professor

I apply biophysics, chemistry, and immunology to understand and devise better ways to deliver drugs, proteins, and nucleic acids to treat cancer and infectious diseases.

Michael Fischbach and Tejal Desai focus on “micro” solutions to improve health with drugs

Faculty members in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, share their research on the human microbiome and microfabricated drug delivery systems and their hopes for how their science will improve the health of patients.