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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[…]

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[…]

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[…]