Our Research Team
One of our primary strategies is to work closely with our university partners to advance technology development. We seek input and collaboration from university faculty and graduate students. Below are examples of the researchers supporting our research and development programs.
Dr. Mark Jaroszeski: Dr. Mark Jaroszeski is the lead inventor of the PlazMedTM technology. He is an Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida and has more than 50 publications and 22 issued US patents. Over the past 15 years, his work has primarily been funded by competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health. His research focus has been medical applications of electrical charges. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science and M.S./B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Jaroszeski will have a key role in ongoing research and devleopmnet of the PlaxMed technology.
Dr. Andrew Hoff: Dr. Hoff is a co-inventor of the PlazMedTM technology and is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and Bachelor degrees in Biology and Physics from U.C. Irvine. He has extensive experience with noncontact plasma for drug and gene delivery. He has more than 50 publications and 10 issued patents. Dr. Hoff will be leading device design efforts and be a Primary Investigator for selected research efforts.
Reginald Atkins: Reginald “Chip” Atkins is a Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Engineering program and the University of South Florida. Mr. Atkins joined the drug and gene delivery lab at the University of South Florida in 2010. His expertise includes development and optimization of electroporation for medical applications. His experience with different physical DNA delivery methods provides the background needed to support plasma mediated DNA delivery as an effective method for the treatment of human disease where gene therapy is a possible mode of cure. He holds B.A. degrees in Psychology and Chemistry, a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, and an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering.