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

This website is constantly under construction and will be changing constantly (or at least I’d like it to…). Please return often for updates and news. Please contact Dr. Gemeinhart ( to report any broken or misdirected links.

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Oct 3 2022

Group Meeting: October 3, 2022

Monday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm America/Chicago
PHAR 576
Oct 16 2022

Dr. Gemeinhart Attends AAPS PharmSci 360 in Boston, MA organizing two Sessions

Sunday 16th, 12:00 am–Wednesday 19th, 5:00 pm
Oct 24 2022

Group Meeting: October 24, 2022

Monday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm America/Chicago
PHAR 576
Nov 14 2022

Group Meeting: November 14, 2022

Monday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm America/Chicago
PHAR 576
Nov 28 2022

Group Meeting: November 28, 2022

Monday, 11:00 am–1:00 pm America/Chicago
PHAR 576

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First Page of Paper

Catherine Publishes First Authored Paper

ABSTRACT: Block copolymer micelles have demonstrated great promise in the solubilization of hydrophobic drugs, but an understanding of the blood stability of the drug-laden micelles is needed for therapeutic advancement of micelle technologies.…

Sonia Alavi

Sonia Alavi Joins Gemeinhart Group

Sonia going the group after after doing rotations. Welcome to the research group! Sonia received her PharmD from Shahid Beheshti University Of Medical Sciences in Iran in 2017.

Interested in joining the Gemeinhart Laboratory or the Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. Program: Application information can be found here.