Pharm Sci

New immunotherapy technique can specifically target tumor cells, UCI study reports

“Lab on a chip” technology can be used to create individualized treatments for cancer

Jan Hirsch named founding dean of planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Renowned leader from UC San Diego will help drive research, delivery innovations at UCI

American Association for Cancer Research-Aflac Inc. awards $100,000 to UCI cancer biologist Claudia Benavente

Claudia Benavente, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and developmental & cell biology, was awarded a $100,000 grant through the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The AACR-Aflac Incorporated Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research is given every year to a project believed to have significant impact in the field of pediatric cancer research. Benavente’s […]

UCI scientists develop new chemical tool to study RNA structures inside cells

Innovation could advance pharmaceutical, cancer prevention research

UCI lands $1 million Keck Foundation grant to develop new RNA tools

Two UCI researchers have received a $1 million grant from the prestigious W.M. Keck Foundation to develop new technologies to study the dynamic properties of key RNA modifications. The grant goes to principal investigator Robert Spitale, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, and co-investigator John Chaput, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry and molecular biology & biochemistry. […]

Pew Innovation Fund awards $200,000 to UCI biochemist Andrej Luptak

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. For the past 30 years, Pew has supported over 900 early career researchers. The new Innovation Fund provides a funding opportunity for scientists from different disciplines to collaborate […]

UCI College of Health Sciences

Just What the Doctor Ordered

A $200 million shot in the arm aims to transform healthcare and UCI

Shirley Zhang, left, and Linan Liu

UCI stem cell therapy attacks cancer by targeting unique tissue stiffness

Study shows success in stamping out deadly metastatic cells

Assistant professor is named 2017 Pew scholar

Robert Spitale, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, 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 […]

$1.25 million pharmaceutical sciences donation will fund lab’s biomaterials research

A $1.25 million gift from PharmaResearch Products Co. Ltd. will fund research by Young Jik Kwon, UCI professor of pharmaceutical sciences. His BioTherapeutics Engineering Laboratory group has been exploring innovative methods for the efficient and safe delivery of therapeutic molecules such as drugs, nucleic acids and proteins. With this support, Kwon hopes to generate novel […]