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Erica Pino wins poster contest

April 20, 2018

Congratulations to Erica Pino for winning 2nd place at the UNX TIBBs Women in Science Symposium for her poster.

Ainslie Lab at March for Science, Raleigh

April 19, 2018

The Ainslie Lab at the Raleigh NC Science March makes the Raleigh News and Observer AND our post doc Matt Gallovic is interviewed for NC State’s Student newspaper! Great work and great signs everyone!…/article_6f3c6cb4-4031-11e…#SceinceMarch #ScienceMatters

Naihan Chen receives Feng Liu Graduate Student Award

April 9, 2018

Congrats Naihan Chen for receiving the Feng Liu Graduate Student Award! Each year the award is given to an exemplary graduate student in the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics who reflects Liu’s character. Dr. Liu was a wonderful scientist … Read more

Publication: Tunable Ac-DEX Improves Vaccine Response Kinetics

February 2, 2018

We show that peak immune responses are reached using particles that degrade at different rates by encapsulating vaccine elements, antigen and adjuvant, in particles that degrade at fast, medium, and slow rates and observing their immune responses.

Publication on Ac-DEX Scaffold to prevent GBM

January 20, 2018

Our latest publication uses nanofibrous acetalated dextran scaffolds to slowly release the chemotherapeutic doxorubicin in the resection cavity made after the surgical removal of glioblastoma. In collaboration with Dr. Shawn Hingtgen.…/pdf/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.7b01114

Publication on Encapsulation of STING agonist

December 13, 2017

We report superior encapsulation of STING agonist cGAMP in Ac-DEX microparticles and its formulation and evaluation as an influenza vaccine that provides long-acting protection.

Rebeca Thweatt Wins AIChE Poster Award

October 30, 2017

Congrats to Rebeca Thweatt for winning 2nd place at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Meeting for her poster “Drug Release of Paclitaxel from Ace-DEX Particles: an Experimental and Mathematical Model”!