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Joseph Balthasar

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Development of drug targeting strategies to improve the selectivity of cancer chemotherapy and on the development of new immunotherapies for the treatment of humoral autoimmune diseases.

Professional Summary:

 

Dr. Balthasar is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Balthasar received a B.S. in Pharmacy (1991) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics (1996) from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Balthasar served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics at the University at Buffalo from 1996-1997 and, from 1997-1999, as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Utah. He rejoined the University at Buffalo as an Assistant Professor in 1999, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003 and to Full Professor in 2008. Dr. Balthasar serves as the Director of the Center for Protein Therapeutics. Dr. Balthasar’s research, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health, utilizes pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic analyses to guide the development of new therapies. Current research focuses on the development of drug targeting strategies to improve the selectivity of cancer chemotherapy and on the development of new immunotherapies for the treatment of humoral autoimmune diseases.