Pharmacology and Toxicology - Faculty

Jai S. Rudra, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Sealy Center for Vaccine Development UTMB Cancer Center

Contact Information

Phone: (409) 772-9649
Fax: (409) 772-9648

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2007-2011 Postdoctoral Scholar University of Chicago

2007 PhD Biomedical Engineering Louisiana Tech University

2002 B.Tech Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering JNTU India


My doctoral research was on the development of polypeptide multilayer nanofilms, for applications as antimicrobial coatings and drug delivery vehicles which enabled me to acquire a solid background in practical and theoretical aspects of peptide-based biomaterials synthesis and development. I also obtained valuable practical experience in the private sector as a research associate of Artificial Cell Technologies, Inc. (ACT), a biotechnology company founded by my doctoral advisor Dr. Don Haynie.

My postdoctoral training under Dr. Joel Collier at the University of Chicago primarily focused on biomaterials immunology and development of self-assembling peptide-based platforms as vaccine adjuvants.