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Andrej Luptak Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Andrej Luptak Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is pleased to announce that Andrej Luptak, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences has been awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. Established in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $375 million in fellowships to over $18,000 individuals, based on their “prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Professor Lupták plans toRead more about Andrej Luptak Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship[…]

UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences Welcomes Brian Paegel

UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences Welcomes Brian Paegel

Pharmaceutical Sciences Welcomes Brian Paegel The future of drug discovery is miniaturization. Brian Paegel, PhD – a professor who began his career working on the Human Genome Project – joined the ranks of the UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty. Paegel joins Pharmaceutical Sciences this past fall from Scripps Research, where he developed new technologies for drugRead more about UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences Welcomes Brian Paegel[…]

Pharm Sci’s Robert Spitale wins Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award

Pharm Sci’s Robert Spitale wins Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award

Pharm Sci’s Robert Spitale wins Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award Robert Spitale, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is one of five winners of 2019 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards, intended to accelerate high-risk and high-reward science research projects that could lead to discoveries, solutions and potential breakthrough treatments for patients. The award isRead more about Pharm Sci’s Robert Spitale wins Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Award[…]

UCI team pioneers cancer treatment that targets bone metastases while sparing bone

UCI team pioneers cancer treatment that targets bone metastases while sparing bone

University of California, Irvine researchers have developed and tested on mice a therapeutic treatment that uses engineered stem cells to target and kill cancer bone metastases while preserving the bone.  This new approach, reported in the journal EBioMedicine, equips engineered mesenchymal stem cells with targeting agents that drive them to bone metastatic sites, where they offloadRead more about UCI team pioneers cancer treatment that targets bone metastases while sparing bone[…]

Dr. Robert Spitale and Collegues Discover New DNA Chemical Modification Important for Learning and Memory

Dr. Robert Spitale and Collegues Discover New DNA Chemical Modification Important for Learning and Memory

Dr. Robert Spitale and Colleagues Discover New DNA Chemical Modification Important for Learning and Memory Robert Spitale, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and colleagues have discovered a new DNA Chemical Modification that is pertinent to learning and memory. Dr. Spitale and colleagues describe their study results in an advanced online publication in Nature Neuroscience .Read more about Dr. Robert Spitale and Collegues Discover New DNA Chemical Modification Important for Learning and Memory[…]

Dr. David Mobley Helps Spearhead New Open Force Field Consortium

Dr. David Mobley Helps Spearhead New Open Force Field Consortium

Dr. DAVID MOBLEY HELPS SPEARHEAD NEW OPEN FORCE FIELD CONSORTIUM Dr. David Mobley was recently involved in the launch of a new pharma-funded research initiative with the Molecular Software Sciences Institute (“The MolSSI”). Mobley was one of two academics spearheading the new Open Force Field Consortium. The Consortium was designed to bring together researchers fromRead more about Dr. David Mobley Helps Spearhead New Open Force Field Consortium[…]

Undergraduate student Mareena Biju awarded UROP fellowship

Undergraduate student Mareena Biju awarded UROP fellowship

Undergraduate student Mareena Biju awarded UROP fellowship Mareena Biju, a 3rd year PharmSci major, has been awarded a UROP research grant to better understand the selectivity in cell specific labeling of RNA. The grant was awarded through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program at UCI which provides funding in support of UCI faculty-mentored undergraduate research andRead more about Undergraduate student Mareena Biju awarded UROP fellowship[…]

PhD Candidate Nathan Lim awarded 2018 MoISSI Software Fellowship

PhD Candidate Nathan Lim awarded 2018 MoISSI Software Fellowship

PhD Candidate Nathan Lim awarded 2018 MoISSI Software Fellowship PhD Candidate Nathan Lim has been awarded a Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) Software Fellowship! Out of 50 applicants, 10 were selected to receive six months of support for their research; Nathan was the only recipient from UCI. The Molecular Sciences Software Institute serves as aRead more about PhD Candidate Nathan Lim awarded 2018 MoISSI Software Fellowship[…]

Lynnette Jackson receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Lynnette Jackson receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award

Lynnette Jackson receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award Undergraduate student Lynnette Jackson from the Chaput Lab has received the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) Award. The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoralRead more about Lynnette Jackson receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award[…]