Curriculum Vitae
Full Name Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD
Position / Job Title Regents’ Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Affiliation Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA USA)
Mark Prausnitz is Regents’ Professor and J. Erskine Love, Jr. Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a BS degree from Stanford University and PhD degree from MIT, both in chemical engineering. Dr. Prausnitz and colleagues carry out research on biophysical methods of drug delivery using microneedles, lasers, ionic liquids and other microdevices for transdermal, ocular and intracellular delivery of drugs and vaccines. Dr. Prausnitz teaches an introductory course on engineering calculations, as well as two advanced courses on pharmaceuticals. He has published almost 280 journal articles (including almost 170 on microneedles) and has co-founded five start-up companies including Micron Biomedical and Clearside Biomedical.

Selected publications on microneedles technology

W Li, RN Terry, J Tang, MR Feng, SP Schwendeman, MR Prausnitz (2019) Rapidly separable microneedle patch for the sustained release of a contraceptive, Nature Biomedical Engineering, 3:220-229.

P Samant, MR Prausnitz (2018) Mechanisms of sampling interstitial fluid from skin using a microneedle patch, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115:4583-4588

NG Rouphael, M Paine, R Mosley, S Henry, DV McAllister, H Kalluri, WP Pewin, PM Frew, T Yu, NJ Thornburg, S Kabbani, L Lai, EV Vassilieva, I Skountzou, RW Compans, MJ Mulligan, MR Prausnitz (2017) The safety, immunogenicity, and acceptability of inactivated influenza vaccine delivered by microneedle patch (TIV-MNP 2015): a randomised, partly blinded, placebo-controlled, phase 1 trial, The Lancet, 390:649-658.

SR Patel, ASP Lin, HF Edelhauser, MR Prausnitz (2011) Suprachoroidal drug delivery to the back of the eye using hollow microneedles, Pharmaceutical Research, 28:166-176.

SP Sullivan, DG Koutsonanos, MP Martin, JW Lee, V Zarnitsyn, SO Choi, N Murthy, RW Compans, I Skountzou, MR Prausnitz (2010), Dissolving polymer microneedle patches for influenza vaccination, Nature Medicine, 16:915-921.

Q Zhu, VG. Zarnitsyn, L Ye, Z Wen, Y Gao, L Pan, I Skountzou, HS Gill, MR Prausnitz, C Yang, RW Compans (2009) Immunization by vaccine-coated microneedle arrays protects against lethal influenza virus challenge, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106:7968-7973.

MR Prausnitz, R Langer (2008) Transdermal drug delivery, Nature Biotechnology, 26:1261-1268.

DV McAllister, PM Wang, SP Davis, J-H Park, PJ Canatella, MG Allen, MR Prausnitz (2003) Microfabricated needles for transdermal delivery of macromolecules and nanoparticles: fabrication methods and transport studies, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 100:13755-13760.

S Henry, DV McAllister, MG Allen, MR Prausnitz (1998) Microfabricated microneedles: A novel approach to transdermal drug delivery, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 87:922-925.