Congratulations to Cassie Caudill, who successfully defended her dissertation on September 28th! Caudill’s research focused on the development of microneedles, arrays of micron-scale needles that pierce the skin and facilitate the delivery of therapeutics through the skin in a minimally-invasive manner. Her dissertation, “Engineering Microneedles for the Transdermal Delivery of Therapeutics,” focused on using two technologies, PRINT and CLIP, to manufacture polymeric microneedles for drug delivery applications. Her work addresses the need for scalable and controlled fabrication of microneedles devices, which can be used to transdermally deliver a range of potential therapeutics, including small molecules, proteins, and nanoparticles.
October 25, 2017