Theresa M. Reineke

Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering
Twin Cities

Award Year
2017
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Innovating Polymeric Materials for Therapeutic Delivery and Sustainability
Section A

, Location 14

Theresa Reineke’s research is focused on improving human health and the environment through pioneering contributions to the field of polymer chemistry. Her research has enabled fundamental and applied technology advancements in three areas: polymer-based biomolecule delivery systems for treatment of genetic disease, enhancing oral delivery of important drugs with polymer-based delivery systems, and sustainable and environmentally friendly polymers/plastics from naturally occurring chemicals derived from plants.