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High school students intern in cancer labs during the summer

High school students intern in cancer labs during the summer

The UCI Cancer Research Institute Youth Science Fellowship Program sponsors a select group of high school students to work in a Cancer Research Lab for 6 weeks during the summer. The overall goal of the program is to build the pipeline for the next generation of cancer researchers. A handful of high school students internedRead more about High school students intern in cancer labs during the summer[…]

Chantel Tran accepted into Allergan Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Chantel Tran accepted into Allergan Undergraduate Fellowship Program

UCI senior Chantel Tran has been accepted into Allergan’s Undergraduate Fellowship Program for Summer 2017. Chantel’s proposed research project is structural studies that probe the mechanism of unnatural nucleotide replication in engineered DNA polymerases. Chantel will be working closely and under the guidance of Nicholas Chim, Facilities Manager in the Chaput Lab. Chantel’s research will helpRead more about Chantel Tran accepted into Allergan Undergraduate Fellowship Program[…]

Lynnette Jackson awarded two research fellowships

Lynnette Jackson awarded two research fellowships

Congratulations to UCI senior Lynnette Jackson on her award in the UCI Minority Science Program (MSP)  as well as her award as a Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholar. Both fellowships are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and will support her research on the mechanism of unnatural nucleotide replication in engineeredRead more about Lynnette Jackson awarded two research fellowships[…]

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[…]

PharmSci Spotlight: Eric Samuels, PhD Candidate

PharmSci Spotlight: Eric Samuels, PhD Candidate

 PharmSci Spotlight: Eric Samuels, PhD Candidate Our PharmSci Spotlight highlights individuals in our department who are making a difference in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. Tell us about the research you are currently working on. I work in the Poulos Lab. In short, I am designing and developing CYP3A4 inhibitors as pharmacoenhancers.  What does this mean?  Well,Read more about PharmSci Spotlight: Eric Samuels, PhD Candidate[…]

Student Spotlight: Martha Ramos, Class of 2017

Student Spotlight: Martha Ramos, Class of 2017

Student Spotlight: Martha Ramos, Class of 2017 Learn more about the involvements, accomplishments, and aspirations of our outstanding undergraduate students Why did you decide to major in PharmSci at UCI? When I noticed the high demand for Spanish speaking medical professionals in my community, that’s when I decided to major in a medical related field.Read more about Student Spotlight: Martha Ramos, Class of 2017[…]

$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[…]

Student Spotlight: Joseph Castro, Class of 2017

Student Spotlight: Joseph Castro, Class of 2017

Student Spotlight: Joseph Castro, Class of 2017 Learn more about the involvements, accomplishments, and aspirations of our outstanding undergraduate students Why did you decide to major in PharmSci at UCI? Before coming into UCI, I attended Medical Camp at Children’s Hospital LA. When shadowing a pediatric pharmacist, I was amazed on how there were differentRead more about Student Spotlight: Joseph Castro, Class of 2017[…]