Andrej Luptak, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, was awarded a $200,000 grant through the Pew Charitable Trusts’ 2017 Pew Innovation Fund.
Spotlight on Milad Riazifar PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences Zhao Lab Milad Riazifar graduated from the UCI Pharmacological Sciences PhD Program in 2017. He is currently a scientist at the City of Hope Department of Cellular Therapeutics and will be involved in the first US clinical trials using stem cell exosomes. Tell us about the research you are currentlyRead more about Spotlight on Milad Riazifar[…]
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[…]
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 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 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[…]
Weian Zhao, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and colleagues have programmed human bone marrow stem cells to identify the unique physical properties of cancerous tissue.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]