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Theresa Reineke

Theresa M. Reineke, Ph.D. is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Chemistry at The University of Minnesota and holds graduate faculty appointments in the Departments of Chemical Engineering/Materials Science and Pharmaceutics. Her research group is focused on enabling fundamental and applied technology advancements in three main areas: 1) the design of polymer-based delivery systems for DNA and RNA to treat genetic diseases, 2) engineering interactions between polymers and small molecules for actives encapsulation, drug delivery, chemical sensing, and network engineering, and 3) the creation of sustainable and environmentally friendly polymers/plastics from naturally occurring chemicals derived from plants. She is currently on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the ACS journals Biomacromolecules and Bioconjugate Chemistry, the RSC journal Polymer Chemistry, and is a founding Associate Editor of ACS Macro Letters.