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David Zaharoff

4212A Engineering Building III
NC State University
(919) 515-6757

Research Areas:
  • Pharmacoengineering
  • Postdoc, National Cancer Institute
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering Duke University
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign


“Every device, every drug, every therapy and every disease is in some way impacted by the immune system.”

Our lab focuses on the development of translatable immunotherapy delivery platforms. We use a multidisciplinary approach to engineer biomaterials-based and technology-driven localized immunotherapy strategies. Our primary focus is cancer, although we have interests in treating esophageal disorders, infectious diseases and substance abuse.

Research Interests

Cancer Immunotherapy
Vaccine Delivery
Vaccines against Substance Abuse
Esophageal Drug Delivery


2015  Rising Star Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas
2015  Top 15 funded investigators of 2015, University of Arkansas
2013, 2014 Outstanding Researcher Award, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas
2012  Faculty Gold Medal, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of    Arkansas
2012-2015 Outstanding Mentor, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of    Arkansas
2012 Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
2010  NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22)
2009  21st Century Endowed Professorship of Biomedical Engineering
2008, 2009 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE)
2007, 2008 Federal Technology Transfer Award
2006  NCI Director’s Career Development Innovation Award
2005  Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32)

Courses Taught

BME 315 Biotransport
BME 590 Immuno-engineering

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