Robert Straubinger

U.S. Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Visiting Professorship Award - Bioengineering

Robert is professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the State University of New York/Buffalo. Following BA degrees in Anthropology and English (University of Rochester) he transitioned to biomedical sciences via an MS degree at Roswell Park Memorial Inst. (Buffalo). His PhD degree in Pharmacology and postdoctoral training were at the University of California San Francisco. His research involves therapeutic drug delivery strategies, with an emphasis upon nanoparticle carriers to deliver drugs to target cancer cells more effectively. The overall goal of this Fulbright/QUB visit is to develop ideas, plans and international joint research funding with collaborators in the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, to bring additional novel therapies for pancreatic cancer to the clinic within the next half decade to improve outcomes of this dismal disease. He has been an avid competitive sailor since childhood, and looks forward to connecting with the local sailing community.