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Meet Brenda Tran, our newest Student Affairs Officer

Meet Brenda Tran, our newest Student Affairs Officer

Meet Brenda Tran, our newest Student Affairs Officer   We are pleased to introduce our newest Student Affairs Officer, Brenda Tran. Brenda is from Alhambra, CA and graduated from UCI in 2017 with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Management. Brenda is available to assist students in our Student Affairs Office (SteinhausRead more about Meet Brenda Tran, our newest Student Affairs Officer[…]

Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it

Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it

Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it As part of the Iranian Americans’ Contributions Project (IACP), a series of interviews that explore the personal and professional backgrounds of prominent Iranian-Americans, the Huffington Post has written a feature on Professor Mahtab Jafari, our founding faculty member, that explores her personal and professional achievementsRead more about Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it[…]

Spotlight on Samantha Beasley, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Spotlight on Samantha Beasley, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Spotlight on Samantha Beasley PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences Spitale Lab Tell us about the research you are currently working on. My research project is to develop a novel tool for specifically labeling the transcriptome of a tumor in a mouse model. This will allow for in vivo monitoring of gene expression patterns of theRead more about Spotlight on Samantha Beasley, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences[…]

Zhao Lab awarded two prestigious grants to combat cancer

Zhao Lab awarded two prestigious grants to combat cancer

Weian Zhao, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has received two grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs to develop cancer tissue-sensing, engineered immune-system T cells (called CAR-T) to treat breast and colon cancer metastases, respectively. “Solid tumor metastasis has extremely low long-term survival rate andRead more about Zhao Lab awarded two prestigious grants to combat cancer[…]

Spotlight on Victoria Lim, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Spotlight on Victoria Lim, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Spotlight on Victoria Lim NSF Graduate Research Fellow Mobley Lab Tell us about the research you are currently working on. Proteins are tiny molecular machines in our body that are responsible for almost everything we do. When they malfunction, this can lead to diseases. I study a protein called Hv1, whose main role is toRead more about Spotlight on Victoria Lim, NSF Graduate Research Fellow[…]

What can I do with a pharmaceutical sciences major?

What can I do with a pharmaceutical sciences major?

What can I do with a pharmaceutical sciences major? The pharmaceutical sciences is a dynamic and rapidly changing field that combines a broad range of scientific disciplines critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies. Everyday, pharmaceutical scientists are improving our society’s health and wellbeing in health care, academia, research, and government.Read more about What can I do with a pharmaceutical sciences major?[…]

I didn’t get into Pharmacy School, now what?

I didn’t get into Pharmacy School, now what?

I didn’t get into Pharmacy School, now what? You followed all the directions for applying to pharmacy school. You prepared for the PCAT, obtained excellent letters of recommendation, got good grades, but things just didn’t pan out the way you envisioned. You had your hopes set on pharmacy school, but that dream didn’t materialize andRead more about I didn’t get into Pharmacy School, now what?[…]