Hrvoje “Harry” Lusic was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He attended college in the United States, as an undergraduate, on a swimming scholarship. Hrvoje then enrolled at a Ph.D. program at North Carolina State University and completed his studies in 2009. He subsequently worked as a research fellow at Boston University and Harvard Medical School. His research interests are in the field of medicinal and bio-organic chemistry. Hrvoje joined the faculty at WPU in 2018.
- Ph.D. Chemistry, North Carolina State University
- MS Polymer Chemistry, Wright State University
- BS Chemistry, Wright State University
Research & Publications
Saha, T.; Mondal, J.; Khiste, S.; Lusic, H.; Hu, Z.; Jayabalan, R.; Hodgetts, K.; Jang, H.; Lee, S. E.; Park, P.; Sengupta, S.; Lee, L. P.; Goldman, A. “Nanotherapeutic Approaches to Overcome Distinct Drug Resistance Barriers in Models of Breast Cancer,” Nanophotonics (2021), submitted.
Rietz, A.; Hodgetts, K. J.; Lusic, H.; Quist, K. M.; Osman, E. Y.; Lorson, C. L.; Androphy, E. “Short-duration Splice Promoting Compound Enables a Tunable Mouse Model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy,” Life Sci. Alliance (2020), 4, 1-12.
Freedman, J. D., Ellis, D. J., Lusic, H., Varma, G., Grant, A. K., Lakin, B. A., Snyder, B. D., Grinstaff, M. W. “dGEMRIC and CECT Comparison of Cationic and Anionic Contrast Agents in Cadaveric Human Metacarpal Cartilage,” J. Orthop. Res. (2020), 38, 719-725.
Rietz, A.; Li, H.; Quist, K.; Cherry, J.; Lorson, C.; Burnett, B.; Kern, N.; Calder, A.; Fritsche, M.; Lusic, H.; Boaler, P.; Choi, S.; Xing, X.; Glicksman, M.; Cuny, G.; Androphy, E.; Hodgetts, K. “Discovery of a Small Molecule Probe that Post-translationally Stabilizes the Survival Motor Neuron Protein for the Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy,” J. Med. Chem. (2017), 60, 4594-4610.
Stewart, R. C.; Patwa, A. N.; Lusic, H.; Freedman, J. D.; Wathier, M.; Snyder, B. D.; Guermazi, A.; Grinstaff, M. W. “Synthesis and Pre-clinical Characterization of a Cationic Iodinated Imaging Contrast Agent (CA4+) and Its Use for Quantitative Computed Tomography of Ex Vivo Human Hip Cartilage,” J. Med. Chem. (2017), 60, 5543-5555.
Hersey, J. S.; LaManna, C. M.; Lusic, H.; Grinstaff, M. W. “Stimuli responsive charge-switchable lipids: Capture and release of nucleic acids,” Chem. Phys. Lipids (2016), 196, 52-60.