Yoon Yeo, PhD

Purdue University

Yoon Yeo is a Professor and Associate Department Head of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy with a courtesy appointment in Biomedical Engineering and a Showalter Faculty Scholar at Purdue University. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. in Microbial Chemistry at Seoul National University in Korea, and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics at Purdue, West Lafayette, USA. She obtained post-doctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and joined the faculty of Purdue University in 2007. Her research focuses on nanoparticle development for drug delivery to solid tumors, anion-resistant non-viral gene vectors, drug delivery systems for therapy of infectious diseases, intracellular delivery of peptide antibiotics, and functional biomaterials for immunomodulation. She has authored 105 peer-reviewed papers and 10 book chapters and received the NSF CAREER award (2011), New Investigator Awards from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (2009), and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2008). She was inducted as an AAPS Fellow in 2019.