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Spitale Lab awarded Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine Grant Award

Spitale Lab awarded Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine Grant Award

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[…]

UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium

UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium

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[…]

Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014

Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014

Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014 Learn what our PharmSci Alumni Tiffany Jomoc is up to and where her educational journey has taken her 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, memberRead more about Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014[…]

2017 RNA Symposium

2017 RNA Symposium

UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium The UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the UCI Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics are proud to present 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. AprilRead more about 2017 RNA Symposium[…]

Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship 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 nucleolarRead more about Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship[…]

Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title

Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title

Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title 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 PoulosRead more about Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title[…]

Professors Steve Hanessian and Aimee Edinger found company to combat cancer

Professors Steve Hanessian and Aimee Edinger found company to combat cancer

UCI PharmSci Professor Steve Hanessian and UCI Developmental and Cell Biology Professor Aimee Edinger have co-founded a new company, Obsidio Therapeutics Inc, to combat cancer. Obsidio in Latin means “siege” or “blocade” and reflects the mission of the company to block the entry of nutrients into cancer cells, starving them to death while sparing normal tissues.

Graduate students present at 2017 Vertex Day

Graduate students present at 2017 Vertex Day

On February 9, over 40 guests joined us for Vertex Day, a research symposium featuring graduate students and postdocs from the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry. As part of the Vertex Day tradition, a student, William Howitz, was selected as this year’s Vertex Scholar.   About Vertex Day Vertex Day at UCI is a one-day annual eventRead more about Graduate students present at 2017 Vertex Day[…]

2017 Vertex Lecture features Professor Scott Denmark from the University of Chicago

2017 Vertex Lecture features Professor Scott Denmark from the University of Chicago

Professor Scott Denmark from the University of Chicago joined us for this year’s Vertex Lecture to present his talk: “So you think you know the mechanism of the Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupling Reaction.” About Professor Denmark Professor Denmark obtained an S.B. degree from MIT (1975). His graduate studies were carried out at the ETH-Zürich, culminating in a D.Sc. TechRead more about 2017 Vertex Lecture features Professor Scott Denmark from the University of Chicago[…]