Mansoor M. Amiji is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences, at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Amiji received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy (magna cum laude) from Northeastern University in 1988 and a doctoral degree in pharmaceutics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in the summer of 1992. Dr Amiji returned to Northeastern University as an assistant professor in January 1993. He received tenure and was promoted to associate professor in 1999. During a sabbatical leave in 2000, he worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Professor Robert Langer's laboratory. Dr Amiji's research focuses on polymeric technologies for delivery of drugs and genes to specific target sites in the body, nanotechnology for medical diagnosis and therapy, and development of biocompatible materials. He also holds or has applied for several US patents on polymeric technologies. He provides intellectual consulting services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Dr Amiji's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, biotechnology and medical device companies, and private foundations. He has received a number of awards, including the citation in Who's Who in Science and Engineering (1996) and the third prize of the Eurand Award for Outstanding Research in Oral Drug Delivery (2003).