Congratulations to Erin Wilson, who successfully defended her dissertation on September 28th! Wilson’s research focused on the development of precisely engineered inhalable protein formulations, which non-invasively deliver therapeutic proteins for both respiratory and systemic diseases. Her dissertation, “Developing PRINT Dry Powders for Pulmonary Protein Delivery,” focused on the impact of fabrication conditions on protein stability and the influence of particle geometry on dry powder fluidization, aerosolization, and deposition. PRINT protein dry powders exhibited high delivery efficiency and deposition precision, which could improve the efficacy and safety of inhaled therapeutics.
Wilson plans to continue her research in formulation development in the pharmaceutical industry.