Researcher Profile

Bozena (Bo) B. Michniak-Kohn, PhD, MRPharmS

Associate II Member, Cancer Pharmacology Program

Member since 2012

Academic Appointment

Professor of Pharmaceutics
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey


  • Director, Center for Dermal Research (CDR) & Laboratory for Drug Delivery (LDD)


Research Interests

  • Optimization of topical, transdermal and buccal drug delivery
  • Development of novel permeation models and computational modeling
  • Design and evaluation of novel dermal penetration enhancers and retardants & their structure-activity relationships
  • Design and testing of novel formulations for topical and transdermal drug delivery including creams, emulsions, gels and micro-and nano-carrier systems
  • Treatment & therapeutics for dermatological diseases such as atopic dermatitis, melanoma and psoriasis
  • Physical approaches to enhancing dermal drug delivery: iontophoresis, microneedles as well as formulation optimization
  • Visualization of drug transport pathways in skin using Raman, Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectroscopy, electron and confocal microscopy
  • Development of novel human tissue cultured skin equivalents for permeability testing
  • Computational approaches to predicting skin transport of drugs
  • Optimization of buccal drug delivery
  • Pharmacokinetics and ADME studies in animals and humans

Selected Publications

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