Departmental News

Students present excellent Three Minute Presentations for Peck Symposium

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13 Graduate students competed in the 2nd Annual Three Minute Competition for the 2018 Peck Symposium held in Lafayette, Indiana in March, 2018. Topics ranged from "Respiratory Infections: Meeting the tough microbial challenge" to "Stable Glucagon Prodrugs for Diabetes".

The winners are as follows:

Shetty, finalist in Purdue Three Minute Thesis

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Nivedita Shetty, a Purdue IPPH Ph.D. student in Dr. Tony Zhou’s lab, was recently chosen as a finalist for Purdue University’s Three Minute Thesis competition (The only one from College of Pharmacy). The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Dr. Sandro Matosevic receives Indiana CTSI PDT award

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Doctor Sandro Matosevic has been awarded access to the flow cytometry facility at the Purdue Center for Cancer Research for his proposal, “Molecular nanomachines for reprogramming of innate immunity for personalized cancer immunotherapy.”. He also received an Indiana CTSI PDT award for his project, “Fueling natural killers: translating metabolism into clinically improved cancer immunotherapies.”

Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou receives NIH/NIAID R01 grant

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Dr. Qi (Tony) Zhou received a NIH/NIAID R01 grant for his project titled “Combating Deadly Gram-negative Lung Infections: An Inhalation and Systems Approach"

Monika Lavan earned the 2017 Herbert Lieberman Award

Monika Lavan being awarded the 2017 Herbert Lieberman Award

Monika Lavan being awarded the 2017 Herbert Lieberman Award from Interim Department Head Tonglei Li.

Dr. Byrn has published a new book

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Dr. Stephen Byrn with coauthors George Zografi and Xiaoming (Sean) Chen have published a new book entitled Solid State Properties of Pharmaceutical Materials. The publisher is John Wiley and Sons. He continues his teaching endeavors in Africa. Also Dr. Byrn has been appointed as the director of the Center of Drug Abuse Deterrence in NIPTE.

Alumni Focus - Dr. Dave Engers

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Dr.  David Engers (2006) lives in West Lafayette and is the General Manager for SSCI, a division of Albany Molecular Research, Inc. SSCI was co-founded by IPPH Professor Steve Byrn and his wife, Sally Byrn over a quarter-century ago to provide comprehensive cGMP solid state chemistry research and analytical services to the pharmaceutical industry. 

Alumni Focus

Dr. Chetan Pujara (1997) is Vice President, Small Molecule Development at Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.  In this role, he is responsible for formulation development, manufacturing process development & scale-up, analytical method development & validation, stability testing, microbiology, and packaging development departments.

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