Designing a polymer that will break down when exposed to ultrasound will help create better methods of drug delivery in biological systems.
- Associate Professor
Brent Vernon is an associate professor and undergraduate program chair in biomedical engineering in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering and the director of the Center for Interventional Biomaterials at Arizona State University. His research utilizes the principles of polymer science and chemistry to design and develop in situ gelling materials for drug delivery, tissue engineering and tissue reconstruction.
Total projects: 7
Synthesizing a polymer that can be broken down with ultrasound will increase the safety and efficacy of embolization therapy.
Creating a biomaterial that degrades as tissue is regenerated will provide a better treatment for cerebral aneurysms.
Designing tyrosine-infused microparticles to raise metabolic rates will help treat conditions like hypothyroidism.