Robert Thorne, Editorial Board Member
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Robert G. Thorne is an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and also serves as a Trainer in the Neuroscience, Cellular & Molecular Pathology, and Clinical Neuroengineering Training Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Thorne was previously a research scientist and Faculty member in the Department of Physiology & Neuroscience at the New York University School of Medicine. His background includes a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics (University of Minnesota) and a B.S. in chemical engineering (University of Washington). His research has focused on diffusive and convective transport within the CNS and the development, refinement and optimization of strategies for delivering biologics into the brain. His current research is primarily aimed at better understanding and improving upon CNS delivery following intrathecal, intraventricular, and intranasal administration as well illuminating key physiological determinants of transport such as convection within the perivascular spaces of cerebral blood vessels. Prof. Thorne is a founder and Council/ Steering Committee member of the International Brain Barriers Society (http://www.ibbsoc.org/), a frequent advisory council / international organizing committee member to major conferences in the field (e.g. the 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2017 international Cerebral Vascular Biology conferences) and the past elected Vice-Chair and Chair of ‘Barriers of the 2014 and 2016 CNS’ Gordon Research Conferences, respectively. He is also a long-time member of the Society for Neuroscience and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.