Michael Chorny

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Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Member, Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Director, Center for Targeted Therapeutics & Translational Nanomedicine, Institute of Translational Medicine & Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Penn Medicine Cardiovascular Institute, University of Pennsylvania
Member, Center for Childhood Cancer Research, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Associate Member, Pediatric Oncology Program, Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
The Abramson Pediatric Research Center, Suite 702G
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3615 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-3063
BPharm (Pharmaceutical sciences)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1996.
MS (Pharmaceutical sciences)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 1997.
PhD (Pharmaceutical sciences)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2004.
Post-Graduate Training
Post Doctoral Researcher, Cardiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Mentor: Robert J. Levy, MD, 2004-2008.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Design of drug, gene, protein and cell delivery systems
Magnetically targeted therapy of arterial restenosis
Nanocarrier-based site-specific gene delivery methods
Prodrug and codrug design
Nanocarrier/prodrug combinations for treating solid tumors

Description of Research Expertise

delivery systems; biodegradable nanocarriers; magnetic targeting of small molecule drugs and biotherapeutics; prodrug and codrug design; targeted therapy of proliferative diseases, arterial restenosis and pediatric solid tumors; neuroblastoma

Selected Publications

B.B. Pressly, B. Hooshdaran, I.S. Alferiev, M. Chorny, R.J. Levy, S.J. Stachelek, I. Fishbein : Adeno-associated viral vector immobilization and local delivery from bare metal surfaces. Methods in Molecular Biology Page: 2393-2394, Oct 2021.

Y. Polunin, I.S. Alferiev, G.M. Brodeur, A. Voronov*, M. Chorny*: Environment-sensitive polymeric micelles encapsulating SN-38 potently suppress growth of neuroblastoma cells exhibiting intrinsic and acquired drug resistance. ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science 4(1): 240-247, Feb 2021 Notes: * equal contribution.

F. Nguyen, P. Guan, D.T. Guerrero, V. Kolla, K. Naraparaju, L.M. Perry, D. Soberman, B.B. Pressly, I.S. Alferiev*, M. Chorny*, G.M. Brodeur*: Structural optimization and enhanced prodrug-mediated delivery overcomes camptothecin resistance in high-risk solid tumors. Cancer Research 80(19): 4258–4265, Oct 2020 Notes: * equal contribution.

I. Orienti, G. Farruggia, F. Nguyen, P. Guan, N. Calonghi, V. Kolla, M. Chorny, G.M. Brodeur: Nanomicellar lenalidomide–fenretinide combination suppresses tumor growth in an MYCN amplified neuroblastoma tumor. International Journal of Nanomedicine 15: 6873-6886, Sep 2020.

M.R. Battig, I.S. Alferiev, D.T. Guerrero, I. Fishbein, B.B. Pressly, R.J. Levy, M. Chorny: Experimental single-platform approach to enhance the functionalization of magnetically targetable cells. ACS Applied Bio Materials 3(6): 3914-3922, May 2020.

W. Shield III, A. Cellini, H. Tian , K. Wilson, Y. Dan, J.M. Abzug, S. Garcia, N. Moritani, I. Alferiev, M. Chorny, M. Takigawa, V.Y. Ng, M. Iwamoto, M. Enomoto-Iwamoto: Selective agonists for nuclear retinoic acid receptor gamma inhibit growth of HCS-2/8 chondrosarcoma cells. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 38(5): 1045-1051, May 2020.

I. Orienti, F. Nguyen, P. Guan, V. Kolla, N. Calonghi, G. Farruggia, M. Chorny, G.M. Brodeur: A novel nanomicellar combination of fenretinide and lenalidomide shows marked antitumor activity in a neuroblastoma xenograft model. Drug Design, Development and Therapy 13: 4305-4319, Dec 2019.

M.R. Battig, I. Fishbein, R.J. Levy, I.S. Alferiev, D. Guerrero, M. Chorny: Optimizing endothelial cell functionalization for cell therapy of vascular proliferative disease using a direct contact co-culture system. Drug Delivery and Translational Research 8(4): 954-963, Aug 2018.

F. Nguyen, I. Alferiev, P. Guan, D.T. Guerrero, V. Kolla, G.S. Moorthy, M. Chorny*, G.M. Brodeur*: Enhanced intratumoral delivery of SN38 as a tocopherol oxyacetate prodrug using nanoparticles in a neuroblastoma xenograft model. Clinical Cancer Research 24(11): 2585-2593, Jun 2018 Notes: (* equal contribution).

I. Fishbein, D. Guerrero, I.S. Alferiev, J. Foster, N. Minutolo, M. Chorny, A.M. Monteys, K.H. Driesbaugh, C. Nagaswami, R.J. Levy: Stent-based delivery of adeno-associated viral vectors with sustained vascular transduction and iNOS-mediated inhibition of in-stent restenosis. Gene Therapy 24(11): 717-726, Nov 2017.

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