Professor of Biomedical Engineering - Fred N. Eshelman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy

Office Information:

4012 Marsico Hall
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-3775


Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences, 1976-1980, University of Kentucky
BS Pharmacy, 1971-1976, State University of New York at Buffalo



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Research and Publications:

Drug delivery, radiotherapeutics
My research projects are centered on the interface between the pharmaceutical and nuclear sciences. Recent activities have been focused on radionuclide decorporation agents, i.e., drugs that can hasten the elimination of transuranic elements from contaminated individuals following accidental contamination or a deliberate act of nuclear terrorism, and radiotherapeutic nanoparticles produced by neutron activation.
1. D Zhu, X Lu, PA Hardy, M Leggas and M Jay. Nanotemplate-Engineered Nanoparticles Containing Gadolinium for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Tumors. Invest Radiol 43: 129