Nanotherapeutics Laboratory

Research Interests and Focus

Martin O'Toole received Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Louisville in 1998 and 1999, respectively. He returned to UofL in 2002 to begin graduate studies in Bioinorganic chemistry, earning his Masters and Ph.D. under the tutelage of Dr. Craig Grapperhaus. He then began a series of post-doctoral studies in the departments of Chemical, Electrical, and Bioengineering where he further developed the skills necessary for Biomaterials design. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Louisville where he conducts research in the area of hybrid biomaterial development. His research focus is the development of stimulus-responsive biomaterials for applications in drug delivery, diagnosis, wound healing, and other therapeutic applications. His work has been funded by NASA and the Coulter Foundation.