October 9, 2018
OXFORD, Miss. – Corinne Sweeney and Kai-Wei Wu, graduate students in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, both placed in the top three of the graduate poster competition at the 2018 Mississippi IDeA conference held in July, in Jackson, MS.
Sweeney, who won first place, presented a poster focused on optimizing an oral delivery platform for the treatment of malaria caused by P. vivax. The compound used in the formulation is a new 8-aminoquinoline, NPC1161 B, currently being used in the late pre-clinical treatment for malaria. Her work shows promise for an alternate oral delivery platform for treating malaria.
Wu, who won third place presented research focused on targeted delivery to the liver through the oral route using nanoformulations.
Soumyajit Majumdar, associate dean for research and graduate programs, is Sweeney’s and Wu’s adviser.