David Kryscio



Chemical and Materials Engineering


Office: 63 F. Paul Anderson Tower


Phone: 859-257-3864







David Kryscio is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. He graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky in May 2006. He has since enrolled in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at UK where he is pursuing a MBA.



His current project in the Hilt Laboratory focuses on the design of novel moiety imprinted polymer (MoIPs) structures to produce hydrogels with increased affinity for target pharmaceutical compounds, resulting in enhanced loading. In previous work, entire drug molecules have been imprinted for, which has limited applicability due to the high cost of many pharmaceutical compounds. In contrast, this current work imprints for general moieties (carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, etc.) of pharmaceutical drugs in order to produce recognition sites within polymeric networks. In theory, this will lead to a very broad range of therapeutic drugs that could be loaded and released from a given gel.

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