Dr. Michael Doschak is Professor with the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He received his Ph.D. (2004) in the Medical Sciences with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, where his research centered on the mineral binding effects of the bisphosphonate drug family during the pathogenesis of Osteoarthritis. He completed his initial Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Delivery under the supervision of Professor Hasan Uludag at the University of Alberta, followed by an Industrial Fellowship with the Canadian biotech company Millenium Biologix Corporation Biologics Division labs in Mississauga, where he worked as part of a team developing conjugative strategies to effectively dope biomaterial surfaces with bioactive peptide biologics, before his academic recruitment to the University of Alberta.
His academic research program involves advanced drug delivery strategies, to effect the targeting and controlled release of drugs and peptide biologics with bone tissues, for orthopaedic, orthodontic (dental) and biomaterials applications. To achieve that end, he further operates and manages the Pharmacy Micro-Computed Tomography imaging lab to quantitatively assess the mineralized tissues of small laboratory animals, noninvasively and at very high resolution after drug intervention. Due to his expertise with non-invasive imaging modalities and industrial biomaterials experience, he also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and as an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
He is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 70 research abstracts, and serves as a member of the Editorial Board with the Journal of Anatomy, and Drug Delivery Translational Research (DDTR). He was the recipient of a 2008 Young Investigator Award with the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), and the 2013 Teaching Excellence Award with the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Alberta. He has served with the Controlled Release Society as the Canadian Chapter President (2011-13), the 2014 Nominating Committee, the International Committee (2014-15), and was recently elected to the CRS Board of Scientific Advisors for a 3 year term (2015-2018). He currently serves as the Assistant Dean (International) with the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.