Glen Kwon is a Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1986 and a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics in 1991 from the University of Utah under the direction of Professor Sung Wan Kim. He was a Japan Society Promotion for Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Center for Biomaterials Science in Tokyo, Japan, from 1991 to 1993, mentored by Professors Kazunori Kataoka and Teruo Okano. He was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada from 1993 to 1997. He received the Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release/Controlled Release Society (CRS) Outstanding Paper Award in 1994, National Institutes of Health (NIH) FIRST Research Award in 1998, and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Faculty New Investigator Award in 1998. He was a JSPS Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Tokyo, Japan in 2002. He received the CRS Young Investigator Research Achievement Award in 2003. He was the Editor of Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems in 2005 and Coeditor of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery in 2008. He was a Regular Member of the Gene and Drug Delivery Study Section at NIH from 2005 to 2009 and an International Scholar in the College of Pharmacy at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea in 2010-2011. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. He is a Member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. He is an Associate Editor for Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and serves on editorial boards of Journal of Controlled Release, Pharmaceutical Research, Recent Patents on Drug Del and Form, Molecular Pharmacology, and the Scientific World Journal. Dr. Kwon is an expert in polymeric nanomedicine, with research projects on multiple drug solubilization, combination drug delivery, and nonviral gene delivery.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011