Jindrich Kopecek, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Bioengineering
Jindrich Kopecek, PhD, DSc, is a distinguished professor in the Departments of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Bioengineering at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Kopecek's research interests include the design, synthesis, and characterization of biorecognizable biomedical polymers. He focuses on the development of targeted anticancer drugs, particularly to treat ovarian cancer.
Kopecek received a master's degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Czechoslovakia, a PhD from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovakia, and a DSc from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.