- Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Mikayla Smith-Craven is a 2021-2025 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas. She earned a B.S. (2020) in Pharmaceutical Studies and a M.S. (2022) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas. Her current research focuses on modulating the dissolution of drugs whose physical characteristics limit their dosage form and administration, in addition to the impact of excipient selection and potential excipient interactions on drug release. Ultimately, her goal is to increase patient accessibility and patient outcomes by improving the development of oral formulations through spray-drying techniques.
Mentor: Michael J. Hageman, Ph.D. Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor