Group Members

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Theresa M. Reineke, Ph.D.

Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science
Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota
Editor-in-Chief Bioconjugate Chemistry

Theresa M. Reineke, Ph.D., is a Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science and a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota and holds graduate faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Pharmaceutics. 

Her research group is focused on enabling fundamental and applied technology advancements in three main areas: 1) the design of polymer-based delivery systems for DNA and RNA to treat genetic diseases, 2) the creation of sustainable and environmentally friendly polymers/plastics from naturally occurring chemicals derived from plants, and 3) engineering interactions between small molecules and polymers for active encapsulation, drug delivery, chemical sensing, and network engineering. She is also a co-founder of Nanite Inc. and Liberate Bio, two biotech firms in the field of nucleic acid delivery. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society journal Bioconjugate Chemistry and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the ACS journals Biomacromolecules and ACS Applied Polymer Materials and the RSC journal Polymer Chemistry.

Administrator

Jennifer Grasswick

Research Administrator

Group Members

Dr. Sonashree

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry

Kaylee Barr

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Eli Broman

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

Jackson Cleveland

Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Dr. Soumi Das

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Ruma Ghosh

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemistry

Alicia Huggett

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Jaeheon Kim

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Nick Kreofsky

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

Christopher LaSalle

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

Michael Leyden

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Rose Liyanagunawardana

Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemistry

Elizabeth Lopez

Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemistry

Erin Maines

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Geethaanjali Mohan

Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Sidharth Panda

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry
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Emily Prebihalo

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

Nathan Rackstraw

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry
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Punarbasu Roy

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemistry

Tyler Weinstein

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Miles Willis

Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemistry