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Katie Edwards

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Katie Edwards joined Binghamton University in May 2017 as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Following earning her BS in chemistry from Clarkson University, she was employed as a synthetic organic chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. She then earned her MS and PhD in environmental toxicology from Cornell University and since has been a scientist and lecturer at Cornell.

Her work has primarily focused on the advancement of liposomes as analytical tools, utilizing her background in organic synthesis, lipid formulation and novel biorecognition strategies to develop high-throughput laboratory-based methods and point-of-use diagnostics for analytes of environmental, national security and clinical interest.

At Cornell University, she taught courses in biosensors, bioanalytical techniques and biological macromolecule characterization; led research resulting in numerous peer-reviewed publications and several provisional patents; authored several book chapters; and served as the editor of a book focused on the development of liposomes for bioanalytical applications.


  • BS, Clarkson University
  • MS, Cornell University
  • PhD, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Liposomal combination drug formulations
  • Thiamine deficiency and supplementation
  • Bioanalytical assay development

Research Profile