image Dr. Elena Batrakova
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of North Carolina


Dr. Elena V. Batrakova is Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She obtained Ph.D. in Polymer chemistry at the Department of Polymers, MSU Russia and graduated with M.S. degree in chemistry from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

The main focus of Dr. Batrakova’s group investigations is on the development of personalized drug delivery systems by loading therapeutics into living cells or exosomes released from these cells. She has published 87 papers and filed 20 US and foreign patents on the application of drug delivery systems of biologically active molecules.

Research Interest

Cell-mediated drug delivery systems
Pulmonary metastases
Neurodegenerative disorders
Drug resistant cancer cells

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