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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[…]

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[…]

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.

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[…]