Kenneth Carson, PhD

Kenneth Carson, PhD

email: kenneth.carson@swri.org
phone: 210-522-3670

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Lead Scientist
Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Department
Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238-5166

Research

Dr. Carson is a Lead Scientist in the Microencapsulation and Controlled Release section of the Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Department within the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division of Southwest Research Institute, where he provides technical solutions for clients and performs research in microencapsulation processes, chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular/cellular biology. His microencapsulation experience includes encapsulation of biomolecules, pharmaceutics and live vaccines (bacterial) using alginate, chitosan, poly(lactide-co-glycolide), polyethylene glycol, and albumin. Major areas of interest include encapsulation of biomolecules under non-denaturing conditions, encapsulation of living cells and pharmaceutics, release profiles and exchange of the payload with the environment outside of the shell.

Education

PhD Medical Sciences, Texas A&M University, 2006
BS Chemistry, University of Texas at Tyler, 1997