Biosciences Graduate Program

Aliasger K. Salem, B.Sc., BA, PhD


Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics

Contact Information

Office: S228 PHAR
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-810

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BS, 1st Class Hons Applied Chemistry, University Aston Birmingham
PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University Nottingham

Post Doctorate, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Human Toxicology

Research Summary

Dr. Salem's research interests are primarily focused on self-assembling systems, the rational design of novel drug and gene delivery systems and on the development of vaccines that stimulate potent antigen-specific immune responses. Dr Salem's laboratory applies microfabrication techniques to develop novel drug and gene delivery devices and to optimize control over polymer-cell interactions. The group is currently exploring the synergistic application of polymer particle technology, CpG oligonucleotides, adenoviruses and heat shock protein therapy for generating sustained stronger immune responses against tumors.

Date Last Modified: 08/04/2015 - 09:28:35