Robin Bogner, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacy (Affiliate)

Research Overview

The research in Robin Bogner’s laboratory is ultimately aimed at making more patient-acceptable, better quality pharmaceutical products from existing and promising therapeutic agents. The fundamental area of the lab’s research is solid-state and solution-state chemistry related to drug transport generally out of a dosage form and into the patient. This involves formulation of an optimal dosage form for effective and convenient drug delivery appropriate to the route of administration. The lab is most well-known for preparing dosage forms wherein the drug crystal is sufficiently disrupted to substantially increase the apparent solubility of the drug. This is most applicable to oral administration of poorly-water soluble therapeutic candidates. In addition, we have collaborated with clinicians to optimize drug delivery by providing formulation support and quality assurance, in one case, for a long-acting melatonin tablet. The lab is currently collaborating with a psychiatric clinician in developing a sublingual dosage form to deliver a promising drug to treat cancer related fatigue. Another interest of the lab is the improvement of the quality and stability of freeze-dried therapeutics, mainly highly concentrated proteins, for wider distribution globally.


Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics (1990) with minors in Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ

M.S. in Pharmaceutics (1983)
University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, IA

B.S. in Pharmacy with honors (1981)
Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy, Piscataway, NJ

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Pharmacy
Unit 3092
Storrs, CT 06269-3092