The Croyle Lab

The laboratories of Maria A. Croyle RPh., PhD.
The University of Texas at Austin's College of Pharmacy

Dr Maria A. Croyle RPh., PhD is a Professor of Pharmaceutics at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy where she has lead a busy research lab in pursuit of a single-dose, long-lasting Adenovirus-based Ebola vaccine, as well as studies in drug metabolism, novel vaccine formulations and other viral vectors.
Her students have come from all over the world to be challenged by the plethora of skill sets represented in such an innovative research environment.


Dec
12
12:00 pm12:00

Dr Croyle speaks at Tulane University in Louisiana

Dr Croyle presents a seminar at Tulane University and meets with faculty from the Divisions of Microbiology, Immunology, and Veterinary Medicine to discuss possible research collaborations using our latest film-based vaccine technology.
 

Dr. Maria A. Croyle holding a sheet of edible film capable of storing 100's of vaccine doses at room temperature for over a year.

Dr. Maria A. Croyle holding a sheet of edible film capable of storing 100's of vaccine doses at room temperature for over a year.

Mar
29
Apr 3

Dr Croyle travels to The University of Helsinki, Finland as Invited Speaker

Dr Croyle was initived to speak at The University of Helsinki, ImmunoViroTherapy Lab, Center for Drug Research (CDR) and Division of Pharmaceutical Biosciences. 
Her talk title: "Development of a Single Dose, Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine: How Pharmaceutical Science Can Solve Globally Challenging Problems."

Dr Croyle also served as an Opponent for the Public Defense of the Doctoral Thesis of Mari Hirvinen. Thesis title: ”Immunological boosting and personalization of oncolytic virotherapies for cancer treatment”. Ph.D. Advisor: Vincenzo Cerullo

Feb
19
8:00 am08:00

Croyle Lab Members complete 2016 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon

Dr Croyle continues to inspire others to "go the extra mile" as two her students run the Austin Marathon and the Austin Half Marathon.
Congratulations to Lilian Tran for completing her second Full marathon!  That's 26.2 miles of mostly uphill running on a warm day.

Lilian running the 2016 Austin Marathon

Lilian running the 2016 Austin Marathon

Our graduate student, Kristina Jonsson-Schmunk continues to impress us as she completes her first Half Marathon (pictured here with her husband).

Kristina and her husband showing off their Finisher's medals at the 2016 Austin Marathon.

Kristina and her husband showing off their Finisher's medals at the 2016 Austin Marathon.

Dec
6
Dec 10

Lilian presents Poster at ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting in New Orleans

Lilian Tran presents a poster of her research at 50th Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health System Professionals in New Orleans, Louisiana
The meeting's keynote speakers are former United States President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, with an attendance of more than 20,000 pharmacy professionals from about 100 countries.

Nov
2
3:30 pm15:30

U.T. awards Croyle "2015 Best Research Paper Award"

Dr Croyle was awarded the 2015 Best Research Paper Award for "A Single Dose Respiratory Recombinant Adenovirus-Based Vaccine Provides Long-Term Protection for Non-Human Primates from Lethal Ebola Infection.
The paper was considered significant and timely, with the publication happening as the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was peaking.
The University of Texas - Research Excellence Awards

Nov
1
9:00 pm21:00

Croyle Lab Features on National Geographic Breakthrough: Pandemics

On November 1, 2015, The National Geographic Channel will premiere a 6 episode series called Breakthrough.  The first episode centers on "Pandemics" and will feature Dr Croyle's research on an Ebola vaccine with a glimpse of some of her current lab members.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/breakthrough-series/articles/the-future-of-fighting-pandemics/

Lilian, Irnela, Jason, Dr Croyle, and Kristina had a chance to show off some of the science that happens in our labs.

Nov
1
1:00 pm13:00

Dr Croyle and Stephen Run 2015 New York City Marathon

Dr Croyle was ready to run her 20th marathon when, the day before flying to New York City, Stephen took a wrong step off of a ladder and twisted his knee.  Despite the pain, Stephen insisted that he would run alongside Dr Croyle and complete the race.  Fortunately for him, Dr Croyle dropped back and kept Stephen motivated so that they could finish the 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon together. 
That's Teamwork!

SnM_Finishers_3_CL.jpg
Oct
25
Oct 29

Croyle Lab attends annual AAPS Conference in Orlando, Florida

Several lab members are presenting scientific posters and giving lectures detailing their work in the Croyle Lab.
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) is a professional, scientific organization of approximately 10,000 members employed in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS advances the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.
AAPS 2015 Meeting and Exposition

Jan
22
4:00 pm16:00

Dr Croyle speaks to FDA

Dr Croyle Invited by Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats and the Office of the Commissioner of the FDA to discuss immunological parameters in the different animal models of Ebola hemorrhagic fever that support survival from Ebola in the context of vaccine development.  She also provided the group with a summary of pre-clinical data generated for our single dose respiratory vaccine.
Talk title: "Role of the FDA Animal Rule in the Identification of Parameters Paramount to the Development of a Needle-Free Single Dose Ebola Vaccine".

Nov
3
5:30 pm17:30

Paper Published!

Title: "A Single Dose Respiratory Recombinant Adenovirus-Based Vaccine Provides Long-Term Protection for Non-Human Primates from Lethal Ebola Infection"

Journal: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Manuscript ID: mp-2014-00646d.R1
Author(s): Choi, Jin; Jonsson-Schmunk, Kristina; Qiu, Xiangguo; Shedlock, Devon; Strong, Jim; Xu, Jason; Michie, Kelly; Audet, Jonathan; Fernando, Lisa; Myers, Mark; Weiner, David; Bajrovic, Irnela; Tran, Lilian; Wong, Gary; Bello, Alexander; Kobinger, Gary; Schafer, Stephen; Croyle, Maria

Updated: December 11, 2016 by SCS