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$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[…]

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[…]

2017 RNA Symposium

2017 RNA Symposium

UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium The UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the UCI Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics are proud to present UCI’s 3rd annual RNA Symposium. Join us for a day of presentations by renowned faculty, researchers, and professors from Yale, Caltech, UCLA, UCSD, and more.  A continental breakfast, lunch, and reception are included. AprilRead more about 2017 RNA Symposium[…]

Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship Victor Pham, a graduate student in Professor Xiaolin Zi’s lab, was selected for the prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship which will provide funding for up to three years of doctoral education. Victor’s project, “Small nucleolar RNA and resistance to anti-androgen therapy,” is to investigate molecular mechanisms of small nucleolarRead more about Graduate student Victor Pham receives NSF Graduate Fellowship[…]

Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title

Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title

Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title Professor Tom Poulos has been awarded the title of UCI Distinguished Professor, effective January 1, 2017. This title is the most prestigious campus-level academic distinction and is reserved for “senior faculty who have achieved the highest levels of scholarship over the course of their careers.” Professor PoulosRead more about Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title[…]