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.
Tell us where you are now. I am a student at the UCSF School of Pharmacy. When I applied and interviewed, I had no idea if there was even a slight chance or possibility of getting accepted. The feeling of getting accepted was great, but the affirmation I felt was strongest when I actually steppedRead more about Alumni Spotlight: Kristin Ignacio, Class of 2015[…]
Over 1,700 predoctoral applications were reviewed for the 2017 predoctoral competition of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Graduate student Tuan Samdin, from the Nowick Research Group, received an Honorable Mention, an oustanding achievement. Congratulations Tuan! About Tuan Tuan was raised in the high deserts of Palmdale, CA where the average temperature in the summer was rarely below 90ºF.Read more about Graduate Student Tuan Samdin receives Honorable Mention from Ford Foundation Fellowship[…]
Congratulations to Professor Sam Schriner on receiving the Dean’s Honoree Award from the 2017 Celebration of Teaching Awards. About the Celebration of Teaching Founded in 1992, the Celebration of Teaching honors outstanding instructors. at UCI. To date over 300 professors, lecturers, and TAs have been recognized by their colleagues and students for exemplary teaching.
The Spitale Lab has been awarded the UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine Grant Award. The award will support a pilot project to understand RNA synthesis in transplanted neuronal stem cells, once transplanted inside the living mouse brain. Their goal is to understand how RNA expression changes help transplanted cellsRead more about Spitale Lab awarded Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine Grant Award[…]
Over 100 guests joined us on April 14, 2017 for UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium. Organized by UCI PharmSci Professor Rob Spitale, the day featured renowned speakers, researchers, and professors. We would like to thank our speakers, sponsors, and guests for making our event a success! Thank you to our speakers: Keynote Speaker: Dr. AnnaRead more about UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium[…]
When everybody gives, we all gain On Wednesday, April 12, UCI will participate in our inaugural Giving Day campaign. Giving Day is an exciting, 24-hour online fundraising campaign supporting your area of interest at UCI. On this day, we ask that you as alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and members of the Anteater family, consider giving back to UCI. CLICKRead more about UCI Giving Day[…]
Tell us where you are now. I am currently a second year pharmacy student at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. I am very involved in leadership (Class of 2018 Secretary, member of Phi Delta Chi professional fraternity, Phi Lambda Sigma National Pharmacy Leadership Society, APhA-ASP Professional Skills Vice President, and MWU Student Ambassador). As aRead more about Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014[…]
UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium Join us for a day of presentations by renowned faculty, researchers, and professors from Yale, Caltech, UCLA, UCSD, and more. A continental breakfast, lunch, and reception are included. April 14, 2017 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Calit2 Auditorium CLICK HERE to register
Victor Pham, a graduate student in Professor Xiaolin Zi’s lab, was selected for the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship which will provide funding for up to three years of doctoral education. Victor’s project, “Small nucleolar RNA and resistance to anti-androgen therapy,” is to investigate molecular mechanisms of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) in regulation of androgen receptor splicingRead more about Graduate student receives NSF Graduate Fellowship[…]
Professor Tom Poulos has been awarded the title of UCI Distinguished Professor, effective January 1, 2017. This title is the most prestigious campus-level academic distinction and is reserved for “senior faculty who have achieved the highest levels of scholarship over the course of their careers.” Professor Poulos is renowned for his studies of the structuralRead more about Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title[…]