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Robert Luxenhofer

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl. Chem. Univ.

Campus address: Room 1030, Durham Research Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha NE. 
Mailing address: 985830 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5830 

Phone: +1 402-559-5256
email: rluxenhofer@unmc.edu
ResearcherID: C-2825-2008

Research interests:
Synthesis and characterization of novel and well defined polymers for biomedical applications.
In vitro and in vivo toxicity, cellular uptake mechanisms and biodistribution of novel polymers for biomedical applications, in particular drug delivery.

Curriculum Vitae:

Since 05/2008
Postdoctoral research associate in the Nanomedicine Group at University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Nanomedicine Group, Omaha, NE. Supervisor: Sasha Kabanov

04/2008
Postdoctoral researcher at the WACKER-Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Stoffe,
Department Chemie,
Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany. Supervisor: Rainer Jordan

10/2007 - 03/2008
DAAD-Postdoctoral fellow in the Nanomedicine Group at University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Nanomedicine Group, Omaha, NE. Supervisor: Sasha Kabanov

 

05/2004 - 09/2007
Thesis: Novel Functional Poly(2-oxazoline)s as Potential Carriers for Biomedical Applications. Supervisor: PD Dr. Rainer Jordan. Download thesis here.
WACKER-Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Stoffe
Department of Chemistry
Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany

10/1998 - 02/2004
Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany
Dipl. Chem. Univ.
major in macromolecular science

11/2002 - 02/2003
Brooklyn Polytechnic University, New York, USA
Research student
Supervisors: Prof. A. Ulman and Dr. K. Loos

07/2001 - 12/2001
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Research student
Supervisors: Prof. P. A. Lay and Dr. R. Codd. 

Publications in peer-reviewed journals:
1: Chromium(V) Complexes of Hydroxamic Acids: Formation, Structures, and Reactivities.
S. Gez, R. Luxenhofer, A. Levina, R. Codd, P. A. Lay, Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44(8), 2934. DOI: 10.1021/ic048317d.

2: First aldehyde functionalized poly(2-oxazoline)s for chemoselective ligation.
C. Taubmann, R. Luxenhofer, S. Cesana, R. Jordan, Macromol. Biosci. 2005, 5(7), 603. DOI:10.1002/mabi.200500059.

3: Click Chemistry with Poly(2-oxazoline)s.
R. Luxenhofer, R. Jordan, Macromolecules 2006, 39(10), 3509. DOI: 10.1021/ma052515m.
Among the most-cited Macromolecules articles of 2006.

4: Synthesis, biodistribution and excretion of radiolabeled poly(2-oxazolin)s.
F.C. Gaertner, R. Luxenhofer, B. Blechert, R. Jordan, M. Essler, J. Controlled Release 2007, 119, 291. DOI:10.1016/j.jconrel.2007.02.015.

5: Kinetic investigations on the polymerization of 2-oxazolines using triflate initiators.
R. Luxenhofer, M. Bezen, R. Jordan, Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2008, 29, 1509.
DOI:10.1002/marc.200800293.

6: From Defined Reactive Diblock Copolymers to Functional HPMA-Based Self-Assembled Nanoaggregates.
M. Barz, M. Tarantola, K. Fischer, M. Schmidt, R. Luxenhofer, A. Janshoff, P. Theato, R. Zentel, Biomacromolecules 2008DOI:10.1021/bm800684b.

 

Awards and Prices:

Best Poster Award at the Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium (NanoDDS) 2008, Toronto, Canada.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. http://www.kaust.edu.sa/research/fellows.aspx

Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Deutschen akademischen Austauschdienst (German academic exchange service).

Best Poster Award at the International Symposium on Polymer Therapeutics 2007, Berlin, Germany.

Several undergraduate scholarships of the Technische Universtität München including Oskar Karl Forster and Johann Kohnen scholarships.