Research Interest

Optimization of topical, transdermal and transmucosal 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.
  • 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 oral transmucosal and vaginal drug delivery.
  • Pharmacokinetics and ADME studies in animals and humans.
  • Biorelevant drug release/dissolution testing of pharmaceutical dosage forms.
  • Design & development of oral edible drug-containing polymer films.

Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn



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  • DEPARTMENT Department of Pharmaceutics
    Rutgers University