April 13, 2022  Katelyn Swindle-Reilly named 2022 Early Career Innovator of the Year

Video - Katelyn Swindle-Reilly - 2022 Early Career Innovator of the Year Acceptance

Video - Explaining Dr. Swindle-Reilly's Work and Discovery

"Ohio State’s Early Career Innovator of the year for 2022 is Katelyn Swindle-Reilly, Phd, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering.  Dr. Swindle-Reilly's current research interests focus on the design of polymeric biomaterials for soft tissue repair and drug delivery with focused applications in ophthalmology and wound healing.  Dr. Swindle-Reilly received recognition for her work on treatments for patients with conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. These patients may need injections straight into the eye up to 12 times per year. She has developed an extended release capsule that – while still injected into the eye – can reduce the timing of injections to once or twice a year."  Reference

Dr. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly had received the Lois Hagelberger-Huebner Young Investigator Award from the Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation. The proposal was titled “Sustained Release Bevacizumab Injectable for the Treatment of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration." The award was for $107,000 per year for two years, September 15, 2017 to September 14, 2019. Reference


L to C:  Dr. Matthew Ohr, Nancy Brown (President of Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation - OLERF),

Center:  Norbert Peiker (President Emeritus of the OLERF),

C to R: Dr. Katelyn Swindle-Reilly, and Dr. Rich Hart (Chair of Biomedical Engineering)