Tao L. Lowe
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Dr. Tao Lowe is an Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at University of Tennessee. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, and Co-Director of the Integrated Graduate Degree Molecular Toxicology Program at Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. with an Eximia Cum Laude from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and conducted two years’ postdoctoral research in the Chemical Engineering Department at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Lowe’s research is focused on biomaterials for translational research. Her research activities include design and development of multi‐functional biomaterials for targeted and sustained drug delivery, gene therapy, tissue engineering, and biosensoring for the diagnoses and treatments of neurological disorders in the brain, eye diseases, cancers, bone fractures, and cartilage damages, and as well as contraception. Dr. Lowe has published more than two dozen peer‐reviewed papers in the leading journals in the field of biomaterials science and bionanotechnology, and has given more than 150 presentations and 60 invited talks. She has received funding from NIH, DOD, Coulter Foundation, JDRF, FHI360/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other government and private funding agencies. She has trained ca. 60 students, including PhD, MD, MD/PhD, PharmD, and PharmD/PhD. She is a peer reviewer for 36 refereed journals, and an editorial board member of 11 international journals. She has served on more than 60 grant review panel, and has chaired more than 40 sessions at international conferences.