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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[…]

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Hays, Class of 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Hays, Class of 2013

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Hays, Class of 2013 Learn what our PharmSci Alumni Ryan Hays is up to and where his educational journey has taken him Why did you decide to major in PharmSci at UCI? I initially came into UC Irvine majoring in chemistry with the focus of pursuing pharmacy as a future career. It wasn’t until myRead more about Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Hays, Class of 2013[…]

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[…]

Graduate Student Tuan Samdin receives Honorable Mention from Ford Foundation Fellowship

Graduate Student Tuan Samdin receives Honorable Mention from Ford Foundation Fellowship

Graduate student Tuan Samdin received an Honorable Mention from the 2017 pre-doctoral competition of the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Congratulations Tuan! About Tuan Samdin Tuan was raised in the high deserts of Palmdale, CA where the average temperature in the summer was rarely below 90ºF. He attended UCB for the opportunity to explore his fascination with proteinsRead more about Graduate Student Tuan Samdin receives Honorable Mention from Ford Foundation Fellowship[…]

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[…]

UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium

UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium

Over 100 guests joined us on April 14, 2017 for UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium. Organized by UCI PharmSci Professor Rob Spitale, the day featured renowned speakers, researchers, and professors. We would like to thank our speakers, sponsors, and guests for making our event a success! Thank you to our speakers: Keynote Speaker: Dr. AnnaRead more about UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium[…]

Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014

Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014

Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014 Learn what our PharmSci Alumni Tiffany Jomoc is up to and where her educational journey has taken her Tell us where you are now. I am currently a second year pharmacy student at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. I am very involved in leadership (Class of 2018 Secretary, memberRead more about Alumni Spotlight on Tiffany Jomoc, Class of 2014[…]