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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]