News & Events

Looking for Postdoc, graduate (PhD and Master) students, visiting fellows and scholars to join our TransDGDR lab.

We are looking for postdoc, graduate (PhD and Master) student, visiting fellows and scholar to join our dynamic research group in the Translational Drug and Gene Delivery Research Lab, Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutics, Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology, National Center for Natural Products Research, the Research of Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677.

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Sep, 2016

Dr. Chougule’s lab research work focused on targeted gene and drug combination for lung cancer has been accepted for publication in the Molecular Therapy – Nucleic Acids, a Nature publishing group Journal. Congratulations to Laura and Chougule.

August 15, 2016

Dr. Chougule’s TransDGDR lab moved to the Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology, National Center for Natural Products Research, the Research of Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi. Moving with great memories during past 6 years at the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharamcy.

August 5, 2016

Congratulations, Dr. Micah Glasgow! You earn the PhD degree.

May 12, 2016

Dr. Chougule received prestigious the Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi Award for Excellence and Innovation, University of Hawaii at Hilo. This award recognizes faculty with creative teaching and research contributions and fostering the mission of University.

April-July, 2016

Congratulations, Dr. Susanne Youngren-Ortiz! You earn the PhD degree and joined as a Formulation Scientist I at Akorn Pharmaceuticals in Vernon Hills, IL

November 10, 2014

Micah has received multiple scholarships and award, including Na Ho’okahua Department of Education Award, Liko A’e Native Hawaiian Leadership Scholarship, etc..

November 2-6, 2014

Dr. Chougule, Susanne and Micah presenting posters at AAPS meeting.

Dr. Chougule and two postgraduate students, Micah and Susanne attended AAPS annual meeting 2014 at San Diego. Congratulations to Dr. Chougule for his UH Travel Award, Susanne for 2014 AAPS Formulation Design and Development Section (FDD) Travelship Award and Micah for 2014 Alex Travel Award. Posters presented in this meeting were “M1210 – Onconase Loaded Albumin-Chitosan Hybrid Nanocarriers for Mesothelioma Therapy”, “M1039 – Formulation and Characterization of STAT6 siRNA Matrix-Loaded Gelatin Nanocarriers” and “W4332 – Modeling and Validation of Material Properties of Crystalline Particles: Formation and Stability under Stress”.

Ocotober 29, 2014

Drs. Mahavir Chougule, Patrick Sinko, and Ken Morris during lab and DKICP visit.

Dr. Patrick Sinko (Associate Vice President for Research in the Office of Research and Economic Development, Rutgers University and Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers University) visited our lab and college of pharmacy. He presented “Intestinal Delivery of Nanocarriers: Targeting, Mechanisims and Translation”.

October 20, 2014

Congratulations to Nishant for his new position as Chair of AAPS student chapter 2014-2015, Susanne as vice-chair, Micah as accountant and Rongbing as sectary.

Ocotober 6-8, 2014

Dr. Chougule attended NanoDDS meeting 2014. He presented a poster “Design and Analysis Hybrid Onconase Nanocarriers for Mesothelioma Therapy”. He also delivered invited talk “Targeted Nanocarriers for the Treatment of Cancer” at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

September 2014

Farewell Anissa and thank you for your help in the lab.
Happy Birthday to Rongbing.
Happy Birthday to Micah.

September 1, 2014

Article “Nanocarrier mediated delivery of siRNA/miRNA in combination with chemotherapeutic agents for cancer therapy: Current progress and advances” accepted in the Journal of Controlled Release.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2014.09.001
Article “Designing Hybrid Onconase Nanocarriers for Mesothelioma Therapy: A Taguchi Orthogonal Array and Multivariate Component Driven Analysis” accepted in the Molecular Pharmaceutics.
DOI: 10.1021/mp500403b

April 24, 2014

Congratulations!!! Dr. Chougule has been won the “Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Research Continuance Award” for “Targeted Combination Therapy for Lung Cancer”. The goals of this proposal are to develop, characterize and evaluate the nanocarrier systems of siRNA in combination with chemo drug for treatment of lung cancer.

August 5, 2014

Dr. Robert S. Shirparo, MD (3rd from right) visited our lab and made a donation to support our research.

December 16-20, 2013

Dr. Chougule (right) with Dr. Robert Langer (left), David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA during poster presentation at the 12th US-Japan symposium on drug delivery systems, 2013.

November 10–14, 2013

Dr. Chougule (right) with Prof. Vladimir P. Torchilin (left), Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical biotechnology and Nanomedicine, School of Pharmacy Northeastern University, Boston, MA during 2013 AAPS annual meeting.

April 2013 and April 2012

Dr. Chougule (2nd from left) received 2013 and 2012 Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Award at American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting.