Dr Katie Ryan
Dr. Katie Ryan is a lecturer in Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork where she contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. She is a qualified pharmacist (BSc. Pharm, TCD) and completed her PhD in Pharmaceutics in the School of Pharmacy, Trinity College Dublin. Katie’s research interests focus on the formulation and processing of both novel and challenging therapeutic cargoes including proteins and poorly soluble drugs to create stable and efficacious products for drug delivery, medical device, and tissue regeneration applications. In 2013 and 2014, she undertook sabbatical research in Prof. David Mooney’s Bioengineering lab in Harvard University investigating novel biomaterial strategies to promote bone tissue regeneration. This research has grown to utilise biomaterials to create more clinically relevant in vitro models to provide more accurate and informative screening of drug cargoes. Katie is interested in projects with a translational focus and has been involved in a of number academic-industry collaborative projects in the areas of novel formulation design and combination medical devices for pulmonary and orthopaedic applications. She is a funded researcher in the SFI funded SSPC - Synthesis and Solid-State Pharmaceutical Research Centre.