Eric Lueshen is a PhD Candidate in Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007. Currently at UIC, Eric works under the direction of Dr. Andreas Linninger in the Laboratory for Product and Process Design. His focus areas are in pharmacokinetics, as well as in novel drug delivery methods for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. During his short time so far at UIC, Eric has been published six times and has played a pivotal role in developing a novel backflow-free catheter system which is currently under patent review.