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.
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.
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. Zhao's team aims to develop next generation stem cell-based therapeutics and miniaturized diagnostics.
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Spotlight on PhD graduate Eric Samuels This academic year, five of our PhD students defended their dissertations and are moving to the next stage of their careers post-UCI. Each individual’s journey through graduate school is different, so we asked our students to reflect on their time here and how it has prepared them for lifeRead more about Spotlight on PhD graduate Eric Samuels[…]
Spotlight on Miles Kubota: RNA Chemical Biologist, soon to be PhD graduate, & Judo Green Belt This academic year, five of our PhD students defended their dissertations and are moving to the next stage of their careers post-UCI. Each individual’s journey through graduate school is different, so we asked our students to reflect on theirRead more about Spotlight on Miles Kubota: RNA Chemical Biologist, soon to be PhD graduate, & Judo Green Belt[…]
Undergraduate student Mareena Biju awarded UROP fellowship Mareena Biju, a 3rd year PharmSci major, has been awarded a UROP research grant to better understand the selectivity in cell specific labeling of RNA. The grant was awarded through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at UCI which provides funding in support of UCI faculty-mentored undergraduate research andRead more about Undergraduate student Mareena Biju awarded UROP fellowship[…]
PhD Candidate Nathan Lim awarded 2018 MoISSI Software Fellowship PhD Candidate Nathan Lim has been awarded a Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) Software Fellowship! Out of 50 applicants, 10 were selected to receive six months of support for their research; Nathan was the only recipient from UCI. The Molecular Sciences Software Institute serves as aRead more about PhD Candidate Nathan Lim awarded 2018 MoISSI Software Fellowship[…]
Professor Mahtab Jafari honored at UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards Professor Mahtab Jafari (UCSF, PharmD, ’94) was honored last weekend at the UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards . This inaugural ceremony named 12 outstanding UCSF alumni whose work has contributed to solving medical challenges, training future leaders, and healing others. Professor Jafari is our founding faculty member and wasRead more about Professor Mahtab Jafari honored at UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards[…]
Dominique Ingato selected to be student speaker at 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony Doctoral Candidate Dominique Ingato from Dr. Young Jik Kwon’s BioTherapeutics (BioTel) Engineering Lab has been selected to be the speaker at this year’s Graduate Hooding Ceremony to take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Bren Events Center. This is a great honorRead more about Dominique Ingato selected to be student speaker at 2018 Graduate Hooding Ceremony[…]
Jessica Kemp receives 2018 Chancellor’s Club Fellowship At a ceremony held on May 17, Jessica Kemp, Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student, received one of the 2018 Chancellor’s Club Fellowships. These awards recognize UCI’s most academically superior doctoral students – those who exhibit outstanding promise as scholars, researchers and public leaders and are first-generation students. “I have knownRead more about Jessica Kemp receives 2018 Chancellor’s Club Fellowship[…]
June 17 commencement marks 10-year anniversary of the UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences The UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences will hold its Spring 2018 commencement ceremony at 12:30 PM at the Bren Events Center. The ceremony marks a decade of excellence for the department. “At our first commencement ceremony we graduated seven students from ourRead more about June 17 commencement marks 10-year anniversary of the UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences[…]
Claudia Benavente, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and developmental & cell biology, was awarded a $100,000 grant through the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).