A translational team of clinicians and scientists from Michigan Pharmacy, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering, among others, are collaborating on a groundbreaking redesign of dialysis catheters—a technology that has seen no improvements for some thirty years.
Researchers at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy have developed a nanoparticle that alters the gut microbiome and alleviates symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in mice more effectively than common FDA-approved medications.
Dr. Kersten is the newest faculty member of the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry. He will be teaching medicinal chemistry and the isolation of medicinal products as an assistant professor to undergraduates, graduate students and professional pharmacy students.
“I strive to be a teacher who can show students the way to become life-long learners, unearth their potential as future pharmacists and provide them with the help they may need to be successful in our program.”