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Anthony Hickey

Distinguished Fellow, Aerosol and Nanomaterials Engineering

Anthony Hickey, Ph.D., Distinguished Fellow (appointed June 2012), is a senior research pharmacologist at RTI. Dr. Hickey has more than 30 years of academic and research experience in pulmonary biology, aerosol physics, powder dynamics, pharmacokinetics and drug disposition, formulation design, and device development.

Since joining RTI in 2011, he has conducted research related to pulmonary drug and vaccine delivery for tuberculosis treatment and therapy. Additionally, Dr. Hickey is an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, emeritus professor of molecular pharmaceutics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and founder and president of Cirrus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

He has received many awards and honors and is an active member of several professional societies and committees, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Aerosol Research, and the Society of Toxicology. He is a fellow of the Society of Biology, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Hickey holds 17 patents and has authored numerous books, book chapters, and more than 160 journal articles.


PhD, ScD, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Aston in Birmingham; MS, University of Birmingham, Toxicology; BS (with honors), Biology, Portsmouth Polytechnic.

Latest Publications

Liquid chromatographic determination of CPZEN-45, a novel anti-tubercular drug, in biological samples — Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Hanif, S.N.M., Hickey, A.J., & Garcia-Contreras, L. (Jan 2014)
New Mechanisms to Explain the Effects of Added Lactose Fines on the Dispersion Performance of Adhesive Mixtures for Inhalation — PLoS one
Grasmeijer, F., Lexmond, A.J., van den Noort, M., Hagedoorn, P., Hickey, A.J., Frijlink, H.W., et al. (Jan 2014)
Spray-Dried Pyrazinoate Salts for Tuberculosis Therapy
Durham, P., German, N., Zhang, Y., Mitchison, D.A., Fourie, P.B., & Hickey, A.J. (Nov 2013)
Dry Powder Antibiotic Aerosol Product Development: Inhaled Therapy for Tuberculosis — Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Hickey, A.J., Misra, A., & Fourie, P.B. (Nov 2013)
Effects of direct spiking of silicone oil into a model pMDI formulation — Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Fallon, J.K., Peyron, I.D., & Hickey, A.J. (May 2013)
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