Dr. Swaan is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Center for Nanomedicine and Cellular Delivery at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD. He has published over 100 original research articles focusing on all aspects of transport proteins in drug targeting and delivery, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. His major contributions to this research area involve the application of transporters as targets for prodrugs. Furthemore, Dr. Swaan has pioneered the use of computational techniques to determining structural requirements of membrane transporters which has paved the way for the discovery of novel substrates and inhibitors. He holds several US patents and serves as Editor-in-Chief for Pharmaceutical Research and Associate Editor for Drug Metabolism and Disposition.