Spring 2016 Graduations

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Herpin, PhD and Ashlee Brunaugh, PharmD!

Dr. Herpin successfully defended his dissertation and has received his Doctor of Philosophy. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the lab.

Ashlee has successfully completed the Doctor of Pharmacy program. She will be continuing in the lab as she pursues her PhD.

 

Updates – November 2014

Kristin Fathe, Ph.D. joins the lab as “Chief of Staff” and Editorial Assistant, welcome Kristin!

Dr Smyth named Editor-in-Chief of Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy – one of the oldest journals in pharmaceutics.

Diana Guzman-Villanueva publishes “Enhanced cellular uptake and gene silencing activity of siRNA molecules mediated by chitosan-derivative nano complexes” in Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Sirna graphical abstract

 

Dr Smyth presents at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Meeting – At the mini symposium organized by Drs Paolo Colombo and Carla Caramella, Dr Smyth presented on “Drug – Device Combinations for Inhalation Delivery”.

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Matthew Herpin presents poster at American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Meeting ” Aqueous Based Aerosol Vehicles for Enhanced Ocular Drug Delivery”

Ju Du and Ping Du present a poster at American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Meeting “Effect of Device Design on Granulated Lactose Based DPI Formulations”

Ping Du and Ju Du present a poster at American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences Meeting “Evaluation of Granulated Lactose as a Carrier for High Drug Loaded DPI Formulations”

Updates August 2014

Congratulations to Dr Nihal Bandara and his team: Alejandro Harb, David Kolacny, and Patricia Martins for their work “Sound waves effectively assist tobramycin in elimination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in vitro.” that has been accepted for publication in AAPS PharmSciTech!

 

Updates July 2014

Congratulations to Ju Du and collaborator, Dr Ibrahim El-Sherbiny on the publication of Swellable Ciprofloxacin-Loaded Nano-in-Micro Hydrogel Particles for Local Lung Drug Delivery paper in AAPS PharmSciTech!

Congratulations to Diana Guzman-Villaneuva and collaborators: Dea Herrara (Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico),  Ibrahim M. El-Sherbiny (The University of Science and Technology, Zewail City, Egypt, and Alexander (Sasha) V. Vlassov from Life Technologies for the paper: Enhanced cellular uptake and gene silencing activity of siRNA molecules mediated by chitosan-derivative nano complexes published in International Journal of Pharmaceutics!

 

 

Updates: June 2014

June 2014

Dr Silvia Ferrati joins the lab as a Post-doctoral fellow from the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute!

Dr Xianfei Xie also joins the lab as a visiting scientist!

Dr Smyth is accepted into the AACP academic research fellows program.

Ping Du and Ju Du publish paper on “Evaluation of Granulated Lactose as a Carrier for DPI Formulations 1: Effect of Granule Size” in AAPS PharmSciTech