Pharmacology and Toxicology Department Highlights: September 2021

Sept. 1, 2021



Synthesis, Physicochemical Characterization, In Vitro 2D/3D Human Cell Culture, and In Vitro Aerosol Dispersion Performance of Advanced Spray Dried and Co-Spray Dried Angiotensin (1—7) Peptide and PNA5 with Trehalose as Microparticles/Nanoparticles for Targeted Respiratory Delivery as Dry Powder Inhalers. Pharmaceutics 2021; 13(8):1278. 

Applications of Surface Analytical Techniques in Characterization of Dry Powder Formulations. Inhalation. 2021; 15(4): 20-28.



New NIH grant award : NIH STTR 3-year award (2R42CA240124) with UA MPIs Drs. Heidi Mansour, PhD, RPh, Tim MarlowE, PhD, and Bo SuN, PhD. Project Title" Development of Non-Catalytic Peptide Inhibitors of Focal Adhesion Kinase (FAK) for Use in Melanoma"

Jianqin Lu, BPharm, PhD was recently interviewed by KVOA Tucson4NEWS. UArizona researchers utilize nanotechnology in hopes of improving cancer treatment

Three of Dr. James Galligan’s students were selected for oral presentations at the national American Chemical Society conference

  • Marissa Trujillo: Oral presentationm ACS Division of Biological Chemistry Travel Award
  • Erin Jennings: Oral presentation, ACS Division of Biolgical Chemistry Travel Award
  • Dominique Farrera-Gaffney: Oral presentation, ACS Division of Chemical Toxicology Travel Award, Selected for Sci-Mix (best abstract in the division)