Professor Burgess’ laboratory in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UConn is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to work on:
1) novel processing and manufacturing of nanocarriers such as liposomes; and
2) foreign body reaction to implantable devices/therapeutics.
Requirements for the first position are: Ph.D. in chemical or biochemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or a closely related discipline. Candidate with engineering background and knowledge of LabVIEW is preferred. Specific experience with Chemometrics is a plus.
Requirements for the second position are: Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, immunopathology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering, or a closely related discipline. Candidate with immunohistology and animal handling experience is preferred. Specific experience with development of animal models is a plus.
If interested, please send your CV with the contact information of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
11/13/2016 Denver, CO
Congratulations to Rajan Jog, the receipient of the 2016 IPEC Foundation Graduate Student Award.
IPEC Foundation's mission is to promote research and education related to excipients, (i.e. in-active pharmaceutical ingredients). It also educates the public and other professionals about the importance of excipients in drug formulations and to help ensure that pharmaceutical companies have the excipients needed to create safe and effective medicines. In order to encourage this purpose, the Foundation is proud to award scholarships and financial grants to support develop-ment in excipient related research for pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. These awards honor individuals and organizations for studying, instructing, or conducting research related to improving excipients.
09/2016, Storrs, CT
Congratulations to Suleyman Bozal, for receving OUR (Office of Undergraduate Research) award. This is the highly competitive award for undergraduate students engaged in research or creative projects to cover expenses associated with those projects.
7/2016, Seattle, WA
Congratulations, Mingsung and Bing for receiving the 2016 CRS Graduate Student Travel Awards!Pictures to be inserted here
11/25/2015 Bangkok, Thailand
During the opening session of the 2015 Asian Federation of Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference, Dr. Diane Burgess provided a plenary lecture on "Pharmceutical interfaces: drug development, performance, regulation and e-health".
Our research is highlighted in the most recent draft guidance on liposomes, check it out! read more...
10/2015, Orlando, FL
Congratulations, Tony, Mike, and Bing for receiving the 2015 AAPS Graduate Student Awards! It is certainly a good representation of our group at the annual meeting!
09/2015, Storr, CT
Students from the School of Pharmacy contributed excellent presentations to the two Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibitions held this year, with ten students majoring in the School and/or advised by Pharmacy faculty sharing their work with the university community. Congratulations, Claire!
11/2014 San Diego, CA
During the Opening Session of the 2014 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, AAPS President Marilyn E. Morris, Ph.D. presented Dr. Diane Burgess with TWO distinguished awards: Outstanding Educator Award and Research Achievement Award in Formulation Design and Development. Congratulations Dr. Burgess, for this well-deserved recognition!Read more...
11/2014, San Diego, CA
Congratulations to Dr. Jie Shen, the 2014 receipent of the prestigious Postdoctoral Fellow Award. Dr. Shen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut. Her research is focusing on the development of complex long acting drug products. Complex long acting drug products are designed to release therapeutics over long periods of time to improve therapeutic effects and patient compliance. In order to ensure product quality and consistent therapeutic effects of these drug products, reliable quality evaluation methods often need to be developed as well. Knowledge obtained from these researches can help provide the public with safe and effective complex long acting drug products.
11/2014, San Diego, CA
Congratulations to Antonio P. Costa, the 2014 receipent of the prestigious AAPS-AFPE Pre-doctoral fellows in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, supported by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). This is the second time that Mr. Costa is receiving this award.
Distinguished Professor Receives Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Diane Burgess, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutics, was awarded Distinguished Service Award at the Controlled Release Society 41st Annual Event in Chicago, IL on July 12-16, 2014.
Established in 1994, the Distinguished Service Award is presented to a CRS member who has exhibited exceptional commitment and service to the Society and is selected by the Board of Directors. The award is not automatically given each year, only in the years when there is an exceptional member who fits the criteria.Read more...
Congratulations to Antonio P. Costa, the recipient of 2014 "Richardson-Vicks / A. Francis Summa Memorial Award". This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated a high level of research excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Congratulations to Michail Kastellorizios, the recipient of 2014 University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy "Gerald Jackson Award in Pharmaceutics" for past achievement and potential for future academic and professoinal accomplishment.
11/2013 San Antonio, TX
Congratulations to Antonio P. Costa, the 2013 receipent of the prestigious AAPS-AFPE Pre-doctoral fellows in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, supported by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).
11/2013 San Antonio, TX
Dr. Burgess was awarded the 2013 AAPS IPEC Ralph Shangraw Memorial Award at the AAPS Annual Meeting, for her outstanding research in the area of pharmaceutical excipients.
Dr. Mamta Kapoor, currently working in Prof. Ron Siegel’s lab as a post-doc, has just been selected to receive the Baxter Young Investigator Award. This award program was developed to stimulate and reward research that can be directly used for critical care therapies and the development of medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. Read more
Congratulations, Dr. Kapoor!
Congratulations to Dr. Yan Wang, the recipient of 2013 University of Connecticut "Outstanding Senior Women’s Academic Achievement Award". This award recognizes a graduating woman who has demonstrated a dedication to research and service to the University community, as well as academic excellence.
Congratulations to Yan Wang, the recipient of 2013 University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy "Gerald Jackson Award in Pharmaceutics" for past achievement and potential for future academic and professoinal accomplishment.
Next Generation Connecticut proposal and urge lawmakers to approve it.
Professor Diane Burgess, Ms. Yan Wang, and Mr. Antonio Costa also attended the meeting, representing the School of Pharmacy, to voice their support.
Congratulations to Sumit Kumar, the recipient of 2012 International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Fundation Graduate Student Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to recognize individuals who have provided the most outstanding contributions to the field of excipient research through their current work.
Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2012 AAPS Graduate Student Symposium Awards in Biotechnology. This award is designed to recognize excellence in graduate education in the fields of pharmaceutical biotechnology. The selection was made on the basis of those students judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the above fields through their graduate research.
Congratulations to Dr. Banu Zolnik, "The Employee of the Month" at FDA selected by Helen Winkle, Director of FDA's Office of Pharmaceutical Science.
Controlled Release Society Recommends Our Work on the Website Front Page
This web application was written to facilitate the use of a novel mathematical model, developed in Burgess Laboratory, intended for prediction of the encapsulation efficiency of hydrophilic drugs in small unilamellar liposomes. The reported mathematical model can also be used to compare drug encapsulation efficiencies of liposomes prepared via different methods, and will assist in the development of suitable process analytical technologies to achieve real-time monitoring and control of drug encapsulation during liposome manufacturing for hydrophilic molecules. The model together with the web application will be useful in formulation development to rapidly achieve optimized formulation as well as process monitoring and control stage to ensure product quality and consistency.
Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2012 University of Connecticut "Outstanding Senior Women’s Academic Achievement Award". This award recognizes a graduating woman who has demonstrated a dedication to research and service to the University community, as well as academic excellence.
Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2012 "Francis Summa Memorial Award". This award recognizes a graduate student who has demonstrated a high level of research excellence in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.
Distinguished Professor Receives AIMBE Fellow Award
Dr. Diane Burgess, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Pharmaceutics, was awarded Fellow designation at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 21st Annual Event in Washington, DC on February 19-21, 2012.
Dr. Burgess was recognized for her fundamental work in drug delivery including emulsion and suspension stabilization, gene delivery, and the development of novel dosage forms. Her work on a totally implantable wireless, miniaturized biosensor was one of four projects highlighted by keynote speaker Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health during his address at the AIMBE annual meeting.Read more...
Xiaoming Xu received the 2011 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Graduate Student Award in Quality by Design and Product Performance. This award is to a final year graduate student. Selection was be made on the basis of the student judged by the committee to have provided the most outstanding contributions in the field through their graduate research.
Xiaoming Xu received the 2011 President Hogan Graduate Student Award for excellence in research and service. This award is to a final year graduate student from any department at the University of Connecticut and is extremely competitive. Xiaoming was selected from more than 60 highly qualified applicants.
At the recent APSTJ (Academy of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology Japan) annual meeting in Tokyo, Professor Burgess received the APSTJ Nagai International Woman Scientist Award for outstanding achievement in the pharmaceutical sciences and distinguished leadership. The award was presented to Professor Burgess on May 30, 2011 by Professor Nagai. The President of APSTJ this year is Keji Sugibayashi, Ph.D. Professor Burgess was also honored as an APSTJ International Fellow.
Professor Burgess gave an award lecture at the meeting on "The Importance of Interfaces in Drug Delivery". She also addressed the banquet attendees. While in Tokyo she visited the University of Tokyo, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and made a presentation on "Smart Drug Delivery Coatings for Glucose Biosensors".
Congratulations to Mamta Kapoor, the recipient of 2011 University of Connecticut "Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award" for her dedication and excellence in teaching. This is an extremely competitive campus-wide award for teaching excellence.
Congratulations to Xiaoming Xu, the recipient of 2011 University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy "Gerald Jackson Award in Pharmaceutics" for past achievement and potential for future academic and professoinal accomplishment.
Congratulations to Yan Wang, the poster award winner (1st place) of the CRS Connecticut Stduent Chapter Inaugural Research Symposium at Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.