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Alexa Barres

Email address: abarres@chem.wisc.edu

Room Number: 
7218 Rennebohm Hall
Telephone Number: 
608-265-5110
Group Affiliation: 
Mecozzi Group
Position Name: 
Graduate Student
Path: 
Organic
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Education

B.S. 2009, University of Michigan-Flint (Chemistry) 

Research Description

Synthesis, purification, and characerization of novel, semifluorinated polymers. Formulation of these polymers into nanoparticles with enhanced stability due to their fluorine content. Utilization of the nanoparticles to deliver hydrophobic drugs and imaging agents. Monitoring drug delivery vehicle stability over time as well as drug release and cytotoxicity in vitro. Testing preliminary in vivo developmental toxicity of novel polymers in addition to 19F MRI work.