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In September 2020, Antoine Hakim joined as a new PhD Student. He will be investigating novel delivery systems for gene editing applications.
Welcome Antoine!

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Coop Student in the Foldvari Group

For the Fall 2020 Term Benjamin Guido (Rx2022 Pharmacy Student) joined our group. He is evaluating novel microfluidic culture technologies to study gene delivery into retinal cells under real-time conditions.

Roger' Thesis Title: Development of in vitro 3D model systems for screening non-viral neurotrophic factor gene therapies for the retina.

He received the Pearson Gold Medal for this work. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 Young Scholar Award

Congratulations! - Roger Chen was recently awarded the “2014-Young Scholar Award” sponsored by Dove Medical Press. The Award was presented at the 12th Annual Current Issues in Medicine, Biotech and Pharma Conference held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York on September 17-18, 2014.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

2014 AAPS Conference, San Diego, CA

Posters at AAPS 2014:

Samih Alqawlaq, Jeremy M. Sivak, Torin Huzil, Marina V. Ivanova, John Flanagan, Michael A. Beazely,and  Marianna Foldvari

Gemini-phospholipid nanoparticles as gene carriers for glaucoma gene therapy  

Ding Wen (Roger) Chen and Marianna Foldvari

Development and characterization of a co-culture of healthy and oxidatively stressed retinal cells as a model for evaluating gene delivery systems for the treatment of glaucoma

Monday, January 6, 2014

Congratulations Chilbert!

Congratulations to Chilbert Dong for successfully defending his Masters thesis titled "Characterization of Gemini Nanoparticle Assembly by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy".

Friday, January 18, 2013

Congratulations Samih!

Congratulations to Samih Alqawlaq for successfully defending his Masters thesis titled “Non-viral gemini surfactant-phospholipid nanoparticles for topical gene delivery to the retina.”

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Welcome Roger!

Ding Wen (Roger) Chen received his BSc from the Biomedical Science program at the University of Waterloo and has joined the Foldvari group as a Master student working on applying gene therapy to impede the progression of glaucoma.