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Mary Tang, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Rotation Student: Jan. 2010 - May 2010
Ph.D. Student: May 2010 - Aug. 2011
Ph.D. Candidate: Aug. 2011 -Oct. 2015

Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title: Multiscale Drug Delivery System: Micelles Encapsulated in Hydrogels
Defense Date: October 16, 2015

B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Washington, 2009
Ph.D., Pharmaceutics, University of Illinois, 2009

Current Position: Research Scientist, Pharmaceutical Product Development

Awards
  1. 2011: Midwest Biomedical Engineering Career Conference Poster Award, 2nd Place
  2. 2013: Roquette America, Inc. Student Scholarships
  3. 2013: College of Pharmacy, Image of Resarch 1st Place
  4. 2014: The Protein Society, Best Poster Award
  5. 2015: College of Pharmacy Research Day Predoctoral Poster Award, 2nd Place
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
  1. Desai ES, Tang MY, Ross, A, Gemeinhart RA. Macroporous Hydrogel Scaffolds: A Platform for Cell Encapsulation, Biomedical Materials, 7(2): 024108, 2012. DOI & Pubmed
  2. Ross AE, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Effects of Molecular Weight and Loading on Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Mediated Release from Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Diacrylate Hydrogels. The AAPS Journal, 14(3): 482-490, 2012. DOI & Pubmed
  3. Zhang Y, Kölmer M, Buhrman JS, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Arginine-rich, Cell Penetrating Peptide-microRNA Inhibitor Complexes Decrease Glioblastoma Migration Potential, Peptides, 58(1): 83-90, 2014. DOI & Pubmed
  4. Tang MY, Rayahin JE, Gemeinhart RA. Drug-loaded micelles exhibit stable encapsulation and release from hydrogels, In preparation.
Patents and Disclosures
  1. Gemeinhart RA, Tang MY, Buhrman JS. Recombinant MMP-sensitive Polymers for Therapeutic Delivery. Disclosed (DF121; 2/20/2012).
Abstracts and Proceedings
  1. Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. A Tumoroid model demonstrating MMP-2 cleavable peptide release from Hydrogels, College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2011).
  2. Ross A, Tang MY, Lee BS, Gemeinhart RA. Matrix-Metalloproteinase-2-mediated Drug Release from Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Hydrogels. Midwest Biomedical Engineering Career Conference, Evanston, IL (April 2011).
  3. Cao Y, Buhrman JS, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Design of Genetic Sequences Encoding a Matrix Metalloproteinase-2-Degradable Synthetic Recombinant Protein, IMSAlloquium, Aurora, IL (April 2011)
  4. Tang MY, Ross AE, Lee B-S, Gemeinhart RA. Tumoroid Model for Degradation Stimulated Drug Release, Midwest Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Meeting, Madison, WI (June 2011).
  5. Tang MY, Ross AE, Gemeinhart RA. Tumoroid Model for Degradation Stimulated Drug Release, AAPS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (November 2011).
  6. Tang MY, Ross AE, Lee BS, Gemeinhart RA. Surface Modification of Microparticles for Targeted Delivery. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2012).
  7. Tang MY, Nwanah L, Zhang Y, Gemeinhart RA. Multiscale Drug Delivery System: Pluronic F-127 Micelles Encapsulated in PEGDA Hydrogels. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2013).
  8. Zhang Y, Köllmer M, Tang MY, Ramirez EA, Gemeinhart RA. Arginine-rich Cell Penetrating Peptide-microRNA Inhibitor Complexes Decrease Glioblastoma Migration Potential. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2013).
  9. Zhang Y, Köllmer M, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Arginine-rich Cell Penetrating Peptide-microRNA Inhibitor Complexes Decrease Glioblastoma Migration Potential. International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials, Honolulu, HI (July 2013).
  10. Tang MY, Nwanah L, Zhang Y, Köllmer M, Gemeinhart RA. Multiscale Drug Delivery System: Micelles Encapsulated in Hydrogels. International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials, Honolulu, HI (July 2013).
  11. Tang MY, Nwanah L, Zhang Y, Nguyen T, Gemeinhart RA. Multiscale Drug Delivery System: Pluronic F-127 Micelles Encapsulated in PEGDA Hydrogels. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (March 2014).
  12. Tang MY, Nwanah L, Zhang Y, Gemeinhart RA. Multiscale Drug Delivery System: Micelles Encapsulated in Hydrogels. International Symposium on Controlled Release of Bioactive Materials, Chicago, IL (July 2014).
  13. Buhrman JS, Rayahin JE, Zhang Y, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Biologically responsive recombinant protein anchors for macromolecular drug delivery. 28th Annual Symposium of the Protein Society, San Diego, CA (July 2014).
  14. Buhrman JS, Rayahin JE, Zhang Y, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Biologically responsive recombinant protein anchors for macromolecular drug delivery. Annual Chicago Biomedical Consortium Meeting, Chicago, IL (October 2014).
  15. Buhrman JS, Rayahin JE, Zhang Y, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Biologically Responsive Recombinant Protein Anchors for Macromolecular Drug Delivery. College of Medicine Research Day, Chicago, IL (November 2014).
  16. Rayahin JE, Zhang Y, Buhrman JS, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Hyaluronan as a regulator of macrophage function: implications for inflammation and angiogenesis. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2015).
  17. Tang MY, Zhang Y, Rayahin JE, Gemeinhart RA. Understanding Hydrogel Properties to Release Intact Micelles. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2015).
  18. Buhrman JS, Rayahin JE, Zhang Y, Tang MY, Gemeinhart RA. Recombinant protein immobilization and controlled-release mediated by versatile, non-covalent protein anchor. College of Pharmacy Research Day, Chicago, IL (February 2015).

Leadership Positions

  1. CRS Chicago Student Chapter Secretary, 2010-2011
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