Tom Anchordoquy

Tom Anchordoquy PhD

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences


Primary Phone:303-724-6113

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Fourth Floor Room 4120

Aurora, CO 80045

I joined the faculty at the CU School of Pharmacy in 1998, and my early work focused on the stability of lipid-DNA complexes during freezing and drying. In attempting to assess “recovery” of these new pharmaceutical entities, I became interested in the mechanism by which they facilitated delivery to target cells. In over a decade of work, we eventually realized that these particles were being avidly taken up by circulating immune cells that elicited a potent cytokine response upon intravenous injection. In addition to our work attempting to exploit exosomes for drug delivery, our current projects investigate strategies that harness the nanoparticle-induced immune response to limit off-target accumulation of nanomedicines and promote tumor regression. In addition to these projects, my lab is constantly involved in multiple formulation studies that utilize small molecules to treat a variety of diseases.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • BS, Oregon State University (Biology)
  • MA, PhD, University of California at Davis (Zoology)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado Denver.


  • Member, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Member, University of Colorado Cancer Center