Patrick Kiser is on the Faculty of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering, and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Duke University.
Patrick's research interests lie within the general area of materials science of soft materials and controlled drug delivery. For the past 10 years he has specialized in advancing drug delivery platforms that address key challenges in women's health including new contraceptive technologies and intravaginal rings to prevent sexually transmitted infections. His laboratory is transnationally orientated and has a number of technologies they invented in clinical development. They are funded by the NIH/NIAID, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CONRAD