Dr. Ronald T. Borchardt is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas-Lawrence. Dr. Borchardt’s contributions to the development and validation of cell cultures for studying drug transport across the intestinal mucosa and the blood-brain barrier have been particularly significant. His pioneering work led to the introduction of a cell culture model now widely used by scientists in pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies and in academic and government laboratories worldwide.
After serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Borchardt returned to his alma mater, The University of Kansas, where he was promoted through the ranks to the position of Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor, a position he held for 34 years until his retirement in 2015. From 1983-1998, Borchardt served as chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Kansas.
Throughout his academic career, Borchardt received numerous awards and honors for his teaching and research accomplishments.
Borchardt received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Kansas-Lawrence.