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Minko, Tamara
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Minko, Tamara

Phone: 732-445-3831, ext. 214

Ph.D., Institute of Physiology, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 1984

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Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Drug Delivery Systems, Preclinical Evaluation of Anticancer Drugs, and Biopharmaceutics.
Teaching Areas
Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Memberships and Professional Service
Guest Editor, Theme Issue “Intracellular Drug Delivery”, Pharmaceutical Research, 2007; Member, Discovery and Development Special Emphasis Panel (DHHS) Study Section of Center for Scientific Review at the NIH, 2007-present; Member: American Chemical Society, The International Society for Preventive Oncology, New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, New Jersey Cancer Institute.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Principal Investigator, National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, "Molecular targeting of drug delivery system to cancer," 2006-2011; Principal Investigator, National Institute of Health/National Cancer Institute, "Targeted Proapoptotic Anticancer Drug Delivery System," 2004-2008; The Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release/Controlled Release Society Outstanding Paper Award, 1998; Awards of the Biology and Theoretical Medicine Section of the Ukranian Academy of Sciences, 1984, 1988, and 1993.
Academic Interests and Plans
My academic interests include: drug delivery; biopharmaceutics; nanotechnology for cancer detection and treatment; molecular targeting; antisense oligonucleotides, siRNA and peptides in cancer therapy; mechanisms of multidrug resistance; intracellular fate and molecular mechanisms of action of anticancer drugs: apoptosis and necrosis, signal transduction, antiapoptotic cellular defensive mechanisms; use of macromolecules for drug delivery; preclinical evaluation of anticancer drugs; tumor hypoxia; and modulation of cell death mechanisms during hypoxia.