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Sylvia Daunert, PhD

General Information

Sylvia  Daunert, PhD

Contact

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Languages

  • English

Roles

  • Associate Director, Dr. JT Macdonald Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute
  • Director of Research, Center for Integrative and Complementary Medicine
  • Lucille P. Markey Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Interests

Bionanotechnology, Biosensing and Molecular Diagnostics

Awards

Elected Member of the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia of Spain
Elected Academic D’Honor, Reial Acadèmia de Farmàcia de Catalunya
Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity, University of Miami
Graduate School Commencement Speaker, University of Miami
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Fellow
Wethington Award, University of Kentucky
Lucille P. Markey Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize
The 2009 Bill Barfield Award, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
Distinguished Professor, AMC/FUMEC, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
University Research Professor Award, University of Kentucky
Distinguished Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
Gill Eminent Professorship, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Kentucky
Special Creativity Award, National Science Foundation
A. F. Findeis Award, Division of Analytical Chemistry, American Chemical Society
Lilly Award in Analytical Chemistry
Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation
National Science Foundation-CAREER Award
The Van Slyke Society Research Award, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Juan Abelló Pascual Award in Biochemistry, Accesit, Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors
Summa Cum Laude, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Fulbright Scholar

Education

1991 PhD Bioanalytical Chemistry
University of Barcelona
1985 MS Medicinal Chemistry
University of Michigan

Publications

Biography

Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, MS, PhD is the Lucille P. Markey Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Miller School of Medicine and the Associate Director of the JT Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute of the University of Miami. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Daunert was the Gill Eminent Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Daunert was also a Distinguished Professor of the College of Arts & Sciences and a University of Kentucky Research Professor. Among others, she is a Fulbright Scholar, an ELAM Fellow, and the recipient of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry van Slyke Research Award, the National Science Foundation-CAREER Award, the Cottrell-Scholars Award, the Lilly Analytical Faculty Award, the American Chemical Society A. F. Findeis Award, the National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award, the Bill Barfield Award from the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, the Albert D. and Elizabeth H. Kirwan Memorial Prize, the Provost’s Award for Scholarly Achievements of the University of Miami and the 2015 WCA Cancer Researcher of the Year Award. Dr. Daunert is an elected member of the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia of Spain and Elected Academic D’Honor, Reial Acadèmia de Farmàcia de Catalunya. Dr. Daunert is Executive Editor of Analytical Biochemistry and a member of the Editorial Committee of Annual Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, as well as of the Editorial Advisory Boards of several journals. She serves in the Scientific Advisory Boards of professional, governmental, as well as private institutions. Dr. Daunert’s research interests are in Bionanotechnology. Specifically, her group designs new molecular diagnostic tools and biosensors based on genetically engineered proteins and cells that find applications in the biomedical, environmental, and pharmaceutical fields.  Additionally, the research of the group focuses on the development of targeted and responsive drug delivery systems. Dr. Daunert’s work has been featured in over 250 publications, patents, and highlighted by the scientific media and popular press.