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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[…]

Spotlight on Samantha Beasley, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Spotlight on Samantha Beasley, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Spotlight on Samantha Beasley PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences Spitale Lab Tell us about the research you are currently working on. My research project is to develop a novel tool for specifically labeling the transcriptome of a tumor in a mouse model. This will allow for in vivo monitoring of gene expression patterns of theRead more about Spotlight on Samantha Beasley, PhD Candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences[…]

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[…]

Spotlight on Victoria Lim, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Spotlight on Victoria Lim, NSF Graduate Research Fellow

Spotlight on Victoria Lim NSF Graduate Research Fellow Mobley Lab Tell us about the research you are currently working on. Proteins are tiny molecular machines in our body that are responsible for almost everything we do. When they malfunction, this can lead to diseases. I study a protein called Hv1, whose main role is toRead more about Spotlight on Victoria Lim, NSF Graduate Research Fellow[…]

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[…]

PharmSci Spotlight: Victor Pham, PhD Candidate & NSF Fellow

PharmSci Spotlight: Victor Pham, PhD Candidate & NSF Fellow

Spotlight on Victor Pham PhD Candidate & NSF Fellow Zi Lab   Tell us about the research you are currently working on. The recurrence of anti-androgen (AA) therapy prostate cancer (PCa) is a big problem in the clinic. There are many mechanisms that are involved in the development of AA-resistant PCa, one of which isRead more about PharmSci Spotlight: Victor Pham, PhD Candidate & NSF Fellow[…]

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[…]