Ryan M. Pearson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Ryan M. Pearson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N Pine Street, N525
Baltimore, MD 21201
E-mail: rpearson@rx.umaryland.edu

To learn more about the Pearson Lab, please visit: www.ryanpearsonlab.com.

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About the lab:

The Pearson Lab for Immunomodulatory Biomaterials is focused on developing strategies for treating dysregulated immune responses such as allergy, inflammation, and cancer through the intersection of two enabling disciplines, nanotechnology and immune engineering.

Brief Biosketch:

Dr. Pearson is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland. His laboratory focuses on designing nanoparticles to achieve programmable immune responses for specific immunomodulation and molecular design to engineer controllable cellular interactions for targeted drug delivery. As a postdoc in Lonnie Shea’s lab at the University of Michigan, he championed projects related to nanoparticle engineering and protein delivery for antigen-specific tolerance induction (i.e. autoimmunity, allergens). As a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Ryan worked with Seungpyo Hong to synthesize and evaluate novel polymer molecular architectures based on dendrimers and linear-block copolymers. His research has led to discoveries that improved the fundamental understanding of nanoparticle-biological (nano-bio) interactions and strategies to overcome challenges in targeted drug delivery. Dr. Pearson has won numerous awards for his research including AFPE Graduate Research Fellowship, Dean’s Scholar, and Nicholas Peppas Travel Award.

Students and Postdocs:

We are currently recruiting exceptional postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students to join our lab at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Our objective is to build a multidisciplinary team of scientists from fields including systems biology, immunology, biomedical engineering, polymer chemistry, and biomaterials, to create world-changing treatments and devices.