2006 Ph.D. Materials Science Oregon State University
2003 M.S. Chemistry Princeton University
1999 B.S. Chemistry Rochester Institute of Technology
2007-2008 Post-doctoral Research Assistant University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research InterestsElucidation of rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis using a physiologically relevant in vitro model and development of new treatment strategies based upon dendrimers with orthogonally reactive tethers.
Teaching InterestsPolymer Science & Chemistry, Biomaterials & Medical Devices, Biopolymers, Tissue Engineering, Biomechanics, Drug Delivery
Recent PublicationsKleinbeck KR, Bader RA, Stajkowski, AL, Kao WJ. Concurrent in vitro release of silver sulfadiazine and bupivacaine from semi-interpenetrating networks for wound management. Journal of Burn Care and Research, accepted.
Bader RA, Kao WJ. Modulation of the keratinocyte-fibroblast paracrine relationship with gelatin-based semi-interpenetrating networks containing bioactive factors for wound repair.
Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, accepted.
Bader RA, Rochefort WE. Rheological characterization of photopolymerized poly(vinyl alcohols)
for use in nucleus pulposus replacement. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2008;86:494- 501.
Bader RA. Synthesis and viscoelastic characterization of novel hydrogels generated via
photopolymerization of 1,2-epoxy-5-hexene modified poly(vinyl alcohol) for use in tissue replacement. Acta Biomaterialia 2008;4:967-975.