News

PharmSci Graduate Students Awarded Faculty Mentor & Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Awards

PharmSci Graduate Students Awarded Faculty Mentor & Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Awards

PharmSci Graduate Students Awarded Faculty Mentor & Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Awards Congratulations are in order to two of PharmSci’s PhD students Jenaro Soto (Melanie Cocco’s lab) and Luiz Moreira Passalacqua (Andrej Luptak’s lab). Jenaro Soto was named the 2019 Faculty Mentor Program (FMP) Awardee. The FMP fellowship caters to PhD students and expects fellows to participateRead more about PharmSci Graduate Students Awarded Faculty Mentor & Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Awards[…]

American Cancer Society awards $660,000 to UCI Cancer Biologist Claudia Benavente

American Cancer Society awards $660,000 to UCI Cancer Biologist Claudia Benavente

American Cancer Society awards $660,000 to UCI Cancer Biologist Claudia Benavente Claudia Benavente, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and developmental & cell biology, was awarded a $660,000 Research Scholar Grant through the American Cancer Society (ACS). Professor Benavente joins an elite company of scientists and health care professionals who have received awards from the ACSRead more about American Cancer Society awards $660,000 to UCI Cancer Biologist Claudia Benavente[…]

Spotlight on Miles Kubota: RNA Chemical Biologist, soon to be PhD graduate, & Judo Green Belt

Spotlight on Miles Kubota: RNA Chemical Biologist, soon to be PhD graduate, & Judo Green Belt

Spotlight on Miles Kubota: RNA Chemical Biologist, soon to be PhD graduate, & Judo Green Belt This academic year, five of our PhD students defended their dissertations and are moving to the next stage of their careers post-UCI. Each individual’s journey through graduate school is different, so we asked our students to reflect on theirRead more about Spotlight on Miles Kubota: RNA Chemical Biologist, soon to be PhD graduate, & Judo Green Belt[…]

Anjelica Cardenas awarded Ford Foundation 2018 Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Anjelica Cardenas awarded Ford Foundation 2018 Predoctoral Fellowship Award

Anjelica Cardenas awarded Ford Foundation 2018 Predoctoral Fellowship Award PhD student Anjelica Cardenas from the Lotfipour Lab has received the prestigious Ford Foundation 2018 Predoctoral Fellowship Award. This fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the Fellowships Office of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Through its Fellowship Programs, the FordRead more about Anjelica Cardenas awarded Ford Foundation 2018 Predoctoral Fellowship Award[…]

Stephanie Wu presents at Cancer Research in Progress Talk

Stephanie Wu presents at Cancer Research in Progress Talk

Stephanie Wu presents at Cancer Research in Progress Talk PhD Candidate Stephanie Wu from the Benavente Lab presented at the 2nd annual Cancer Research-in-Progress Talk for the UCI Cancer Research Institute (CRI), an organized research unit at UCI comprised of 49 faculty affiliates from the UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and departments in the Schools of Biological Sciences,Read more about Stephanie Wu presents at Cancer Research in Progress Talk[…]

What to ask a pharmacist during an informational interview

What to ask a pharmacist during an informational interview

What to ask a pharmacist during an informational interview One of the best ways to learn more about the field of pharmacy is to speak to pharmacists about their professional experience. The goal of the informational interview is to learn more about an individual’s professional/academic background, job responsibilities, career path, or their thoughts about workingRead more about What to ask a pharmacist during an informational interview[…]

Who should write my letter of recommendation for pharmacy school?

Who should write my letter of recommendation for pharmacy school?

Who should write my letter of recommendation for pharmacy school? Most Pharmacy Schools will require two to three letters of recommendations with at least one letter coming from a science faculty member and one from a health care provider (e.g. a pharmacist). Sometimes an optional letter may be provided by a supervisor, advisor, or volunteer coordinator.Read more about Who should write my letter of recommendation for pharmacy school?[…]

Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it

Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it

Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it As part of the Iranian Americans’ Contributions Project (IACP), a series of interviews that explore the personal and professional backgrounds of prominent Iranian-Americans, the Huffington Post has written a feature on Professor Mahtab Jafari, our founding faculty member, that explores her personal and professional achievementsRead more about Mahtab Jafari: Reach for the Moon and Land on it[…]