Kaylee Barr

Doctoral Student

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B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, 2020

Research Area

My research aims to develop tailored bottlebrush polymers and establish fundamental design rules to solubilize hydrophobic and/or crystalline active pharmaceutical ingredients for oral drug delivery applications.


Montoya, N. A.; Barr, K. E.; Morales, S. V.; Umana, J. E.; Ny, C.; Roth, R. E.; Reyes, E. J.; Kirchhoff, B. C.; Hartman, E. R.; Higgins, L. L.; Nichol, K. M.; Morais, A. R. C.; Allgeier, A. M.; Gao, P.; Picking, W. D.; Corbin, D. R.; Shiflett, M. B.; "Protein Stabilization and Delivery: A Case Study of Invasion Plasmid Antigen D Adsorbed on Porous Silica" Langmuir, 2020, 36, 14276-14287.

About Me:

Where are you from?

Olathe, Kansas

If you were stranded on a desert island with one working instrument from lab, what would it be and why?

Hot plate. I could purify water and cook food easily without starting a fire.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Super-speed. I enjoyed sprinting in high school, and super human speed would allow me to run around with Sonic and fight bad guys. I could also use super-speed for a lot of cool things, potentially even time travel.