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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 generation of cancer researchers. A handful of high school students internedRead 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[…]

Lynnette Jackson awarded two research fellowships

Lynnette Jackson awarded two research fellowships

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[…]

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[…]

$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[…]

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[…]