Bighley Professor and Division Head
University of Iowa
115 S. Grand Avenue, S228 PHAR
Iowa City, IA 52242
Dr. Salem’s research interests are primarily focused on self-assembling systems, the rational design of novel drug and gene delivery systems and on the development of vaccines that stimulate potent antigen-specific immune responses. Dr Salem’s laboratory applies microfabrication techniques to develop novel drug and gene delivery devices and to optimize control over polymer-cell interactions. The group is currently exploring the synergistic application of polymer particle technology, CpG oligonucleotides, adenoviruses and heat shock protein therapy for generating sustained stronger immune responses against tumors.
1998 BSc (1st Class Hons Applied Chemistry); Aston University, UK
2002 PhD (Pharmaceutical Sciences); University of Nottingham, UK
2002-2004 Postdoctoral Fellowship (Medicine); The Johns Hopkins University