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Peter A. Ornstein Distinguished Professor, Chemistry
UNC-Chapel Hill
Molecular Therapeutics

Area of Interest

In the Schoenfisch Lab, we work at the interface of analytical chemistry, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceutics. The types of multi-disciplinary research opportunities that are available include the development and study of:

  • Therapeutics to treat disease
  • Sensors that function reliably and continuously (real time) to facilitate disease management
  • Microelectrode and microfluidic sensors for clinical, point-of-care, and diagnostic/prognostic applications
  • New macromolecular scaffolds that manipulate biology and physiology

We are currently focused on developing local-acting therapeutics for skin cancers.

Awards and Honors

  • Chapman Family Teaching Award for Distinguished Teaching of Undergraduate Students, 2015
  • John L. Sanders Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Service, 2007
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Young Observer Award, 2005
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2004-2009
  • Eli Lilly and Company Young Investigator Award, 2002-2004
  • Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Young Investigator Award, 2001

Find publications on PubMed

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