Committees & Leadership
This committee is responsible for the overall programming and day-to-day programming elements of individual annual meetings.
Chair: Clare Hoskins, UK
Member: Assaf Zinger, Israel
Member: Jose das Neves, Portugal
Member: Laura Ensign, USA
Member: Marianne Ashford, UK
Board Liaison: Christine Allen, Canada
Treasurer-Elect: Ronald Smith, USA
The C&DP Division is a multi-disciplinary, international group of CRS members dedicated to advancing science, technology, and education in the field of controlled release or delivery of non-pharmaceutical active ingredients. The committee is specifically charged with reviewing and expanding the scope of the division, as well as promoting awareness and visibility of the C&DP track within CRS.
Drug Delivery and Translational Research is a journal that is exclusively focused on translational aspects of drug delivery and provides a unique forum for publication of high-quality research.
The overarching function of this standing committee is to provide advice to the Board on all financial matters so we have a strong financial organization so that the CRS will fulfill its Mission and move towards its aspirational Vision.
Treasurer: Maria-Teresa Peracchia, PhD
Treasurer-Elect: Ronald Smith, PhD
Member: Bastiaan de Leeuw
Member: Cornell Stamoran
The Transdermal & Mucosal Delivery (TMD) Focus Group provides a forum for discussion in the field of transdermal and mucosal delivery.
Chair: Olivia Merkel
Vice-Chair: Jill Steinbach-Rankins
This Focus Group provides a dynamic platform for like-minded professionals from bioinspired and biomimetic drug delivery academia and industry.
Chair: Yevgeny Brudno
Vice-Chair: Md Nurunnabi
This Focus Group provides service to investigators from universities and research institutes with interests in gene delivery and editing.
Chair: Michael Mitchell
Vice-Chair: Luis Brito
The Immuno Delivery (ID) Focus Group focuses on new approaches to selectively target immune cells.
Chair: James Moon
Vice-Chair: Ryan Pearson
This focus group provides an integrative discussion forum for all involved in the wide field of nanomedicine and biomedical nanotechnology.
Chair: Maria de la Fuente
Vice-Chair: Helena Florindo
This focus group will support and engage researchers, industry representatives, and regulatory experts in the advancement of technologies designed to protect or restore vision.
Chair: Qingguo Xu
Vice-Chair: Crystal Shin
This focus group is for anyone interested in oral drug delivery of small or macromolecular drugs.
Chair: Ana Jaklenec
Vice-Chair: Amirali Popat
List of the JCR Editors
This committee is comprised of the editors of the CRS Newsletter and is responsible for ensuring that the policies and procedures of the Newsletter are aligned with the vision and mission of CRS.
Chair: Arlene McDowell
Member: Kenneth Carson
Member: Ryan Donnelly
The Nominating Committee is a standing committee of the CRS and is chaired by the Immediate Past President. This committee is responsible for developing a list of candidates for the Board of Directors and Board of Scientific Advisors based on committee nominations and membership nominations.
Immediate Past President: Yvonne Perrie
President-Elect: Christine Allen
Member: Khuloud Al-Jamal
Member: Marianne Ashford
Member: Admire Dube
Member: Parizad Elchidana
Member: Ng Shiow Fern
Member: Wan-Liang Lu
Member: Randy Mrsny
Member: Amirali Popat
Member: Gaurav Sahay
The overarching function of this committee is to provide advice to the CRS (the Board and other committees) and develop workshops, events, and initiatives that are tailored to meet the needs of Young Scientists within the CRS. The three pillars of the YSC program are scientific education, career development training and initiatives, and networking opportunities.
Chair: Chelsea Thorn
Vice-Chair: Ana Melero
Immediate Past Chair: Sara Cordeiro
Elevation to the College of Fellows is recognition of an exceptional CRS member who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of delivery science and technology. The selection committee is made of the entire College of Fellows.
This committee is responsible for selecting the most worthy recipient for the DDTR Outstanding Research Paper Award, and providing insight into future planning of the award selection process as needed.
Co-chair: Maria Jose Alonso
Co-chair: Ben Boyd
Member: Mansoor Amiji
Member: Ryan Donnelly
Member: Emmanuelle Ho
Member: Defang Ouyang
Member: Maria J. Vicent
This committee is responsible for selecting the most worthy recipient for the CRS Founders Award, and providing insight into future planning of the award selection process as needed.
Chair: Tony Mikos
Deputy Chair: Pieter Cullis
Past Chair: Maria Jose Alonso
Member: Randall Mrsny
Member: Yu-Kyoung Oh
Member: Molly Shoichet
This committee is responsible for selecting the most worthy recipient for the JCR Best Paper Award, and providing insight into future planning of the award selection process as needed.
Chair: Yu-Kyoung Oh
Member: Yongzhuo Hwang
Member: Bruno Sarment
Member: Maria Jesus Vicen
Member: Kathryn Whitehead
Member: Yoon Yeo
This committee is responsible for selecting the most worthy recipient for the Kyodonieus Transdermal Drug Delivery Award, and providing insight into future planning of the award selection process as needed.
Chair: Samir Mitragotri
Member: Richard Guy
Member: Pankaj Karande
Member: Janet Tamada
This is a list of the women who have been selected as the Women in Science Plenary Keynote.
Chair - Maria J. Alonso
Vice-Chair - Yvonne Perrie
Secretary/Treasurer - Andrea Joseph
Focus Group Lead - Maria de la Fuente
ED&I Lead - Ruth Schmid
Training Lead - Ana Cadete
E-Media Lead - Sara Cordeiro
This committee is responsible for selecting the most worthy recipient for the CRS Young Investigator Award, and providing insight into future planning of the award selection process as needed.