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Mobley Lab Grad Student Caitlin C. Bannan Receives NSF MolSSI Software Fellowship

Mobley Lab Grad Student Caitlin C. Bannan Receives NSF MolSSI Software Fellowship

Mobley Lab Grad Student Caitlin C. Bannan Receives NSF MolSSI Software Fellowship PhD Candidate Caitlin C. Bannan from the Mobley Lab received a 2018 Phase-I Software Fellowship for the development of an open source tool using Bayesian inference to automatically sample chemical perception for parameterization of molecular mechanics force fields. The award was granted by the Molecular SciencesRead more about Mobley Lab Grad Student Caitlin C. Bannan Receives NSF MolSSI Software Fellowship[…]

Remembering PharmSci Student Mira Sanghera

Remembering PharmSci Student Mira Sanghera

Remembering PharmSci Student Mira Sanghera On October 11, 2017, PharmSci undergraduate student Mira Sanghera was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident on campus. Mira was a 3rd year PharmSci major and was part of the Campuswide Honors Program. She was a peer tutor for the Chemistry department and a Peers under Pharmaceutical Sciences intern. MiraRead more about Remembering PharmSci Student Mira Sanghera[…]

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[…]

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[…]

High school students intern in cancer labs during the summer

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 generationRead 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[…]