Ashland University graduate Katie Moga has recently co-authored a paper describing her work on the development of microneedles for drug-delivery applications. The paper, published in the journal Advanced Materials, was also featured in ScienceNews. Katie is currently an analytical chemistry graduate student working in the research group of Dr. Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a B.S. degree in Chemistry and a B.S.Ed. degree in Chemistry Education at AU in 2010. During her time at Ashland, Katie also carried out research under the direction of Dr. Perry Corbin and completed an Ashbrook Scholars thesis under the guidance of Dr. Matt Arthur.
Several AU chemists had the chance to learn more about Katie’s work while attending the National ACS Meeting last spring in New Orleans. The photo above shows Katie (left) along with Christine Archuleta, a UNC undergraduate student who also worked in the DeSimone Laboratory.