Researcher Profile

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

Director, Center for Dermal Research (CDR) & Laboratory for Drug Delivery (LDD)
Professor of Pharmaceutics
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Life Sciences Building, NJ Center for Biomaterials
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: (732) 445-3589
Email: michniak@dls.rutgers.edu

Assistant: Louli Kourkounakis
(732) 445-0488
Email: kohnoffice@dls.rutgers.edu

Research Program Alignment

Membership Type: Associate


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

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