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Sandro da Rocha, Ph.D.

Research program member: Developmental Therapeutics

Box 980533
410 N. 12th St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Professor, Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy
Professor, Chemical and Life Science Engineering, College of Engineering


PhD, The University of Texas at Austin (2000)
MS, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (1995)

Research description

Our group focuses on the treatment of lung cancers. We seek to develop novel combination therapies that include nanomedicines, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy with the goal of improving qualify of life and rates of survival for lung cancer patients. We employ innovative polymer chemistry and perform in vitro and in vivo clinical studies to test our formulations.

Research keywords

Cancer therapy resistance,Cancer therapy toxicities,Immunotherapy,Metastasis,Tumor microenvironment

Published research

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Awards and honors

College of Engineering Outstanding Community Service Award, 2014,