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Improving therapeutics: Small Scale, Big Advances

Improving therapeutics: Small Scale, Big Advances

Many clinical treatments lacking specificity & efficiency do not perform to expected standard causing adverse effects and reducing patient quality of life. The Kwon Lab aims to develop efficient, versatile, and safe therapeutics by employing nano- and micro-scale biomaterials. Their technologies allows for applications in degenerative & infectious diseases and cell therapy for cancer.

Creating a cancer-free world

Creating a cancer-free world

Childhood cancers are rare diseases that often go underfunded. However, the study of these malignancies can be helpful to understanding adult cancers that have similar mutations. Dr. Claudia Benavente's study of childhood cancers have implications beyond children’s health and is helpful in understanding adult cancers that have similar mutations.

Using stem cell therapy to treat diseases

Using stem cell therapy to treat diseases

The Zhao Lab is dedicated to developing novel bioengineered tools to address unmet biomedical needs and biological questions, and to quickly translate them to the clinic to help patients. Through working at the interface of pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, biology. and medicine, Dr. Kwon’s team aims to develop next generation stem cell-based therapeutics and miniaturized diagnostics.

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The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate students unparalleled training for future careers in pharmacy, medicine, and biomedical research. Our innovative, rigorous curriculum integrates concepts from biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology and physiology. Alumni pursue exciting professional opportunities that improve our society’s health and well-being.

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