Dr Tahnee Dening
University of Kansas


Before joining the University of Kansas as a postdoctoral researcher in 2018, Tahnee Dening was a PhD student within Professor Clive Prestidge’s research group at the University of South Australia. Tahnee obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science degrees from the University of South Australia in 2012. She then worked as an Intern Pharmacist at the Repatriation General Hospital in Daw Park, South Australia in 2013 and as a Drug Information Pharmacist at the Drug and Therapeutic Information Service (DATIS) before returning to UniSA to undertake PhD studies in 2014. Tahnee’s PhD research focused on developing novel solidified lipid-based formulations using smectite clay materials to improve the absorption of drugs with intrinsically low aqueous solubility.

In 2015, Tahnee was awarded an Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship funded by the Australian Government to undertake research in an international environment. During 2016/2017 she spent time studying at Syddansk Universitet in Denmark, Janssen Pharmaceutica in Belgium and Purdue University in the United States.

Tahnee is now working in the field of oral peptide drug delivery in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas with Distinguished Professor Michael Hageman.