David Brayden is Full Professor of Advanced Drug Delivery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD) and is also a Senior Fellow of the UCD Conway Institute. Prof. Brayden is a pharmacologist and spent 10 years as a senior scientist at Elan Pharmaceuticals (1991-2001). He is the author or co-author of more than 200 research publications and patents mainly in the area of oral drug delivery. He is a co-lead Principal Investigator in the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Medical Devices (CURAM).
At BEACON, David is a Funded Investigator on a co-funded project with Nuritas Ltd (2019) in which his lab is working on oral delivery of proprietary peptides and peptides hydrolysates isolated from food sources, including what used to be called waste. The idea is to boost oral delivery of substances with potential health benefits so that they developed as tablets, nutraceuticals, or medical foods. Normally, peptides do not cross the gut wall without assistance.
Prof. Brayden was elected as a Fellow of both the Controlled Release Society (2012) and of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (2017). Research areas include working out oral, buccal, and joint-injectable delivery routes for therapeutics peptides; intestinal epithelial transport of new peptides from food, and nanoparticle formulations of anti-inflammatory molecules for arthritis.
- 1989-1991: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cystic Fibrosis Research Laboratory, Stanford University, California
- 1989: Ph.D in Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
- 1986: M. Phil. in Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK
- 1985: M.Sc. in Pharmacology, University College Dublin (UCD)
- 1984: 1st Class B.Sc. Hons. Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology, UCD
Measures of esteem:
- Chair of Keystone Symposium 19E1 “Therapeutics Crossing biological Barriers,” (Dublin, 2019)
- Article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (2019) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31018074
- Awarded Module Coordinator badge by Clinical Research Development Ireland for leading their national module on Drug Discovery and Development (2019): https://crdi.ie/crdi-awards-open-badges-to-short-course-coordinators/
- Keynote speaker. 9th Symposium on Pharmaceutical Profiling in Drug Discovery and Development (Uppsala, January, 2019)
- Appointed Senior Associate Editor of “Therapeutic Delivery”
- Recipient of Marquis Who’s Who® Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
- First Irish scientist to be elected a Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) (2017).
- First Irish scientist to be elected as a member of the EU Academy of Sciences (2017).
- Chair of the Novo-Nordisk Foundation Challenge Programme on funding area of “oral drug delivery of biopharmacaceuticals” (2016)
- Promoted to Full Professor at UCD (2014)