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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[…]

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[…]

Professor Rob Spitale named 2017 Pew Scholar

Professor Rob Spitale named 2017 Pew Scholar

Pharmaceutical Sciences Professor Robert Spitale is among 22 individuals nationwide named 2017 Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences, one of the highest honors for early-career researchers. Spitale will receive $240,000 over the next four years from the Pew Charitable Trusts to develop powerful new tools for visualizing the production, localization and structure of RNA moleculesRead more about Professor Rob Spitale named 2017 Pew Scholar[…]

$1.25 million gift will fund research for cancer therapy and regenerative medicine

$1.25 million gift will fund research for cancer therapy and regenerative medicine

A $1.25 million gift from Pharma Research Products Co., Ltd. will fund pharmaceutical biomaterials research in Professor Young Jik Kwon’s BioTherapeutics Engineering Laboratory (BioTEL) in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UCI. BioTEL has been exploring innovative methods for efficient and safe delivery of therapeutic molecules such as drugs, nucleic acids, and proteins. With thisRead more about $1.25 million gift will fund research for cancer therapy and regenerative medicine[…]

Professor Sam Schriner receives Dean’s Honoree Award

Professor Sam Schriner receives Dean’s Honoree Award

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.

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[…]