The focus of my graduate work was the challenges in translational applications of nanoparticle based drug delivery systems. My work focused on applications of poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer, which has vast potential as a platform for targeted and multivalent delivery of drugs and imaging agents. I pioneered a project that developed a gram-scalable method to obtain highly pure generation 5 PAMAM free of large, oligomeric by-products. I also developed dendrimer conjugates with precise numbers of biologically functional ligands to study multivalent effects.
Mallory’s presentation at the 8th International Dendrimer Symposium won the Polymer Chemistry award.
Her Soft Matter paper in 2013 was featured on the cover and is a 2013 “Hot Article”.
Mallory is currently Systems Engineer 3 in the Future Technical Leaders Program at Northrop Grumman Information Systems Division.
Ronny Priefer, Kathryn E. Leach, Todd D. Krauss, Jeanette R. Drapo, Michelle L. Ingalsbe, Mallory A. van Dongen, John C. Cadwalader, Megan A. Baumler, Matthew S. Pinto “Multilayer Film Preparation of PVPh from Aqueous Media” Surface and Coatings Technology, 2008, 202, 6109-6112.
Vincent M. Carroll, Megan A. Baumler, John C. Cadwalader, Jeanette R. Drapo, Michelle L. Ingalsbe, Matthew S. Pinto, Mallory A. van Dongen, Ronny Priefer “Synthesis of Poly(4-vinylphenol) Derivatives and Preparation of Multilayered Films from Aqueous Media” Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 2007, 96, 488-489.
Nonscientific interests: Playing hockey, motorcycling, attending sporting events, reading dystopian fiction