Renee R. Hood, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
MEMS & Microfluidics Laboratory

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park


3105 Glenn L. Martin Hall
301.405.1023
rrh@umd.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Maryland MEMS & Microfluidics Lab



Publications:
  1. R.R. Hood, W.N. Vreeland, D.L. DeVoe, "Microfluidic remote loading for rapid single-step liposomal drug preparation," Lab Chip, 14, 3359-3367, 2014.
  2. R.R. Hood, D.L. DeVoe, J. Atencia, W.N. Vreeland, D.M. Omiatek, "A facile route to the synthesis of monodisperse nanoscale liposomes using 3D microfluidic hydrodynamic focusing in a concentric capillary array," Lab Chip, 14, 2403- 2409, 2014.
  3. R.R. Hood*, E.L. Kendall*, M. Junqueira, W.N. Vreeland, Z. Quezado, J.C. Finkel, D.L. DeVoe, "Microfluidic-enabled liposomes elucidate size-dependent transdermal transport," PLOS ONE, 9, e92978, 2014.
  4. A. Andar*, R.R. Hood*, W.N. Vreeland, D.L. DeVoe, P.W. Swaan, "Microfluidic preparation of liposomes to determine particle size influence on cellular uptake mechanisms," Pharm. Res., 31, 401-413, 2014.
  5. R.R. Hood, C. Shao, D.M. Omiatek, W.N. Vreeland, D.L. DeVoe, "Microfluidic synthesis of PEG- and folate-conjugated liposomes for one-step formation of targeted stealth nanocarriers," Pharm. Res., 30, 1597-1607, 2013.

Conference Papers:
  1. R.R. Hood, T. Wyderko, D.L. DeVoe, “Programmable digital droplet microfluidics using a multibarrel capillary bundle,” Proc. 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2014), San Antonio, TX, Oct. 2014.
  2. R.R. Hood, E.L. Kendall, D.L. DeVoe, “High throughput production of nanoscale liposomes using extreme aspect ratio hydrodynamic flow,” Proc. 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2014), San Antonio, TX, Oct. 2014.
  3. R.R. Hood, W.N. Vreeland, D.L. DeVoe, “Active drug loading of microfluidic-synthesized liposomes,” Proc. 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2013), Freiburg, Germany, Oct. 2013.
  4. R.R. Hood, E.L. Kendall, W.N. Vreeland, Z. Quezado, M. Junqueira, J.C. Finkel, D.L. DeVoe, “Microfluidic-directed synthesis of nanoscale liposomes for transdermal drug delivery,” Proc. 17th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2013), Freiburg, Germany, Oct. 2013.
  5. R.R. Hood, E.L. Kendall, W.N. Vreeland, Z. Quezado, M. Junqueira, J.C. Finkel, D.L. DeVoe, “Microfluidic Formation of Nanoscale Liposomes for Passive Transdermal Drug Delivery,” Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Spring Symposium, Gaithersburg, MD, May 2013.
  6. R.R. Hood, E.L. Kendall, W.N. Vreeland, Z. Quezado, M. Junqueira, J.C. Finkel, D.L. DeVoe, “Microfluidic Synthesis of Nano-Liposomal Anesthetics,” TechConnect World, Washington, DC, May 2013.
  7. R.R. Hood, A.U. Andar, D.M. Omiatek, W.N. Vreeland, P.W. Swaan, D.L. DeVoe, “Pharmacy-on-a-chip: microfluidic synthesis of PEGylated and folate receptor-targeted liposomes for drug delivery,” Proc. 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2012), Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 2012
  8. R.R. Hood, A.U. Andar, P. Swaan, D.M. Omiatek, W.N. Vreeland, D.L. DeVoe, “Microfluidic synthesis of PEGylated liposomes,” Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance Spring Symposium, Annapolis, MD, Mar. 2012.

Patents:

  1. R.R. Hood, E.L. Kendall, D.L. DeVoe, J.C. Finkel, Z. Quezado, M.M. Junqueira, “Nano-Liposomal Formulations and Methods of Use,” U.S. Patent Application No. 14/212,874. Filed Mar. 14, 2014.
  2. D.M. Omiatek, R.R. Hood, J. Atencia, D.L. DeVoe, W.N. Vreeland. Device and method for formation of vesicles.  U.S. Patent Application No. 13/733,882. Filed Jan. 3, 2013.