Imagine a world in which we lived healthy lives free from diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Dr. Mahtab Jafari believes this dream can become a reality. Her research focuses on changing the way humans age, prolonging lifespan, and delaying the progression of diseases associated with aging.
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.
Sepsis kills more than 258,000 Americans every year and is the number one killer of children and infants worldwide. Dr. Weian Zhao and his team are developing a rapid diagnostic tool to detect sepsis at the point-of-care in as little as one hour, potentially saving tens of thousands of infants and young children.
Pharmaceutical Sciences Welcomes Founding Chair to New Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Pharm Sci’s Robert Spitale wins Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award Robert Spitale, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is one of five winners of 2019 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards, intended to accelerate high-risk and high-reward science research projects that could lead to discoveries, solutions and potential breakthrough treatments for patients. The award isRead more about Pharm Sci’s Robert Spitale wins Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award[…]
University of California, Irvine researchers have developed and tested on mice a therapeutic treatment that uses engineered stem cells to target and kill cancer bone metastases while preserving the bone. This new approach, reported in the journal EBioMedicine, equips engineered mesenchymal stem cells with targeting agents that drive them to bone metastatic sites, where they offloadRead more about UCI team pioneers cancer treatment that targets bone metastases while sparing bone[…]
PharmSci Graduate Students Awarded Faculty Mentor & Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Awards Congratulations are in order to two of PharmSci’s PhD students Jenaro Soto (Melanie Cocco’s lab) and Luiz Moreira Passalacqua (Andrej Luptak’s lab). Jenaro Soto was named the 2019 Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Awardee. The FMP fellowship caters to PhD students and expects fellows to participateRead more about PharmSci Graduate Students Awarded Faculty Mentor & Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Awards[…]
PPS at UCI Wins The Spirit of Relay Award at Relay For Life 2019 The department of Pharmaceutical Sciences would like to congratulate the Pre-Pharmacy Society (PPS) at UCI for winning the Spirit of Relay at Relay For Life 2019 on April 13th-14th! Relay For Life is a 24-hour cancer event hosted by the AmericanRead more about PPS at UCI Wins The Spirit of Relay Award at Relay For Life 2019[…]
2019 UCI Giving Day This year on Wednesday, April 24th, Pharmaceutical Sciences will participate in the 3rd annual UCI Giving Day. Giving Day is a 24-hour digital fundraising campaign, that is geared toward focusing on the number of gifts collected. This year UCIs goal is to raise 2,400 gifts in total. Our goal as a department isRead more about 2019 UCI Giving Day […]
American Cancer Society awards $660,000 to UCI Cancer Biologist Claudia Benavente Claudia Benavente, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and developmental & cell biology, was awarded a $660,000 Research Scholar Grant through the American Cancer Society (ACS). Professor Benavente joins an elite company of scientists and health care professionals who have received awards from the ACSRead more about American Cancer Society awards $660,000 to UCI Cancer Biologist Claudia Benavente[…]
Dr. Robert Spitale and Colleagues Discover New DNA Chemical Modification Important for Learning and Memory Robert Spitale, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and colleagues have discovered a new DNA Chemical Modification that is pertinent to learning and memory. Dr. Spitale and colleagues describe their study results in an advanced online publication in Nature Neuroscience .Read more about Dr. Robert Spitale and Collegues Discover New DNA Chemical Modification Important for Learning and Memory[…]
Why Should I Apply for a Master’s of Science in Pharmacology? The Master of Science in Pharmacology (MSP) program at UCI caters to working professionals. Prospective students that are interested in or currently working in the pharmaceutical industry or related fields can benefit from the MSP program. Due to the flexibility of the program, studentsRead more about Why Should I Apply for a Master’s of Science in Pharmacology?[…]
Deadline December 1st: Pharmacological Sciences PhD Program Interested students should apply for the Pharmacological Sciences PhD program by tomorrow Saturday, December 1, 2018 for full consideration. Submissions received up until January 5th may be considered. Applicants are required to submit the following: An official online application and an application fee ($105 for domestic applicants, i.e. US citizens and permanent residentsRead more about Deadline December 1st: Pharmacological Sciences PhD Program[…]