JINDRICH Henry KOPECEK portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, Molecular Pharmaceutics
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Honorary Professor, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Professional Service

  • National Institute of Health. Member (ad hoc) of the NANO Study Section. 01/03/2022 - 02/18/2022
  • Controlled Release Society (CRS). CRS College of Fellows Subcommittee. 01/2022 - 12/2022
  • Controlled Release Society. Role: Selection of candidates for Society officers. Nominating Committee Member. 09/2016 - 12/31/2018
  • International Scientific Journal "Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems". Role: Member. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • Scientific Journal "Czech and Slovak Pharmacy". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Drug Delivery". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Journal of Biomaterials Science". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Biomaterials". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Current Drug Delivery". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Journal of Controlled Release". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Macromolecular Bioscience". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • International Scientific Journal "Biomacromolecules". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/2019
  • International Scientific Journal "Molecular Pharmaceutics". Member, Editorial Board. 01/2015 - 12/31/2019
  • National Institutes of Health. Role: Member and Chair. College of CSR Reviewers. In 2011 I participated in one study section teleconference meeting (4 proposals) and chaired one teleconference study section meeting to review a program project. 01/2010 - 12/2012
  • International Scientific Journal "Bioconjugate Chemistry". Member, Editorial Board. 01/1993 - 12/2013

Internal Service

  • Tenured faculty 5-year review committee. 01/2017 - 12/2017. College service.
  • University Senate. Member, 01/2015 - 06/2016. University service.
  • Tenured faculty 5-year review committee. 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2011. College service.
  • Department of Bioengineering RPT Committee. Chair, 01/2008 - 01/2009. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee, College of Pharmacy. Member, 01/01/2007 - 06/30/2021. College service.
  • Scholastic Standards Committee. Member, 01/01/2007 - 06/30/2014. College service.
  • Chair, Sung Wan Kim Endowed Chair in Drug and Gene Delivery Search Committee. 09/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Awards and Financial Aid Committee. Member, 09/01/2021 - present. College service.
  • Research Strategy Committee. Member, 09/01/2021 - present. College service.
  • PharmD Projects Committee. Member, 09/01/2021 - present. College service.
  • College RPT Advisory Committee (CRPTAC). Replacement Chair, 12/2020 - 12/2020. College service.
  • Faculty Search Committee. Member, 08/2020 - 03/2021. Department service.
  • Organizing Committee of the 18th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Systems to honor the late Sung Wan Kim; Salt Lake City, Utah, February 22-24, 2022. Member , 02/2020 - 02/2022. Department service.
  • Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Chair Search Committee. Member, 07/2019 - 07/2020. College service.
  • Tenured faculty 5-year review committee. 01/2019 - 12/2019. College service. Member, 01/2019 - present. College service.
  • Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery. Director, 01/2018 - present. University service.
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering RPT subcommittee. Member, 01/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Academic Senate Personnel & Elections Committee. Member, 09/2015 - 06/2018. University service.

Honors & Awards

  • The article "L. Zhang, Y. Fang, J. Kopeček, J. Yang, A New Construct of Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 103, 36-46 (2017)” has been elected the best research paper in European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017 . 04/2018
  • T. & A. Higuchi Memorial Lectureship Award 2018. Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Japan, 10/2017
  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Marquis Who is Who, 07/2017
  • Distinguished Mentoring Award. University of Utah, 05/2017
  • International Symposium on Biomedical Materials for Drug/Gene Delivery, University of Utah, February 7-8, 2020 In honor of my 80th birthday. University of Utah and my Lab Alumni, 02/07/2020
  • The article L. Li, J. Wang, Y. Li, D.C. Radford, J. Yang, J. Kopeček, Broadening and Enhancing Functions of Antibodies by Self-Assembling Multimerization at Cell Surface. ACS Nano 13, 11422-11432 (2019); doi.10.1021/acsnano.9b04868 was ACS Editors’ Choice. 10/2019
  • Fellow. National Academy of Inventors, 12/2018
  • International Fellow. Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Japan, 06/2018
  • Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa. University of Helsinki, 05/2014
  • Honorary Chairman of the International Conference "Polymers in Medicine 2012", July 1-5, 2012. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic; Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, 07/01/2012

In the Media

  • Publication "L. Li, J. Wang, Y. Li, D.C. Radford, J. Yang, J. Kopeček, Broadening and Enhancing Functions of Antibodies by Self-Assembling Multimerization at Cell Surface. ACS Nano 13, 11422-11432 (2019); doi.10.1021/acsnano.9b04868" was selected as ACS Editor's Choice. 04/2019.
  • Publication "L. Zhang, Y. Fang, J. Kopeček, J. Yang, A New Construct of Antibody-Drug Conjugates for Treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 103, 36-46 (2017)" was Elected Best Research Paper in European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017 . 02/2018.
  • Publication L. Li, J. Yang, J. Wang, J. Kopeček, "Drug-Free Macromolecular Therapeutics Induce Apoptosis via Calcium Influx and Mitochondrial Signaling Pathway" was Highlighted in Advanced Science News http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/molecular-therapeutics-drug-free-cancer-treatment/ November 12, 2017 . 11/12/2017.
  • Interview with Professor Jindrich Kopecek, Nanomedicine (London) 9(5), 577-579 (2014. 05/2014. htpp://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/nnm....
  • Nanoconjugates Trigger Cancer Cell Suicide, Chemical and Engineering News. 01/07/2014. http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/01/Nanocon...
  • Publication: Y. Zhou, J. Yang, J. Rhim, J. Kopeček, HPMA Copolymer-based Combination Therapy Toxic to both Prostate Cancer Stem/Progenitor Cells and Differentiated Cells Induces Durable Anti-tumor Effects. J. Controlled Release 172, 946-953 (2013) was selected as the TOP STORY in Prostate Cell News 4.36. 09/20/2013.