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Professor Tom Poulos receives UCI Distinguished Professor title

Tom Poulos

Professor Tom Poulos has been awarded the title of UCI Distinguished Professor, effective January 1, 2017. This title is the most prestigious campus-level academic distinction and is reserved for "senior faculty who have achieved the highest levels of scholarship over the course of their careers." Professor Poulos is renowned for his studies of the structural biology and biochemistry of metalloenzymes. Congratulations Professor Poulos!

Associate Professor Jennifer Prescher teaches chemistry to LA Rams

Jen Prescher

Associate Professor Jennifer Prescher teaches the LA Rams about chemistry while they trained mentally and physically at UCI.

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Excellence in Biomedical Research Award for undergraduate student poster

Lynette Jackson Lynnette Jackson, an undergraduate student in Professor John Chaput's lab, received the excellence in biomedical research award for her poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Florida.

Best Igert Traineeship Awarded to graduate student

Sarah Nainar Sarah Nainar, a graduate student in Professor Rob Spitale's lab, was selected for the BEST IGERT research traineeship that will provide funding up to two years of doctoral education. Her project is to develop light-activated methods to probe the function of RNA inside living cells.

Professor Young Kwon featured on cover of ACS Nano

Journal Cover Killing two birds with one stone: Manipulating two pathological pathways for synergistic and targeted therapy using chimeric nanoparticles synthesized with a viral core to express a cell-death-promoting protein and an acid-degradable polymeric shell encapsulating small interfering RNA to silence a pro-survival protein simultaneously. The ChNPs efficiently and specifically killed leukemia invitro and in vivo, while avoiding inactivation by the immune system.

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Professor Mahtab Jafari featured in the Wall Street Journal

Mahtab Jafari

Seeking elixir of life

A research lab at a University of California campus has a big ambition—to extend the number of years people live disease-free...


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