Skip to main content

Juliane Nguyen, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member using molecular engineering to harness cutting-edge technologies to effectively treat a wide range of diseases, including cancer.

Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics
Vice Chair Director of Graduate Admissions
DPMP Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
UNC-Chapel Hill
Molecular Therapeutics

Area of Interest

Current research efforts in the Nguyen Lab focus on molecular engineering to drive the advancement of protein-based therapeutics, live biotherapeutics (such as engineered probiotic yeast), and extracellular vesicles. Our primary goal is to harness these cutting-edge technologies to effectively treat a wide range of diseases, including cancer, myocardial infarction, chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, colitis, and more. Through our interdisciplinary approach, merging the realms of molecular engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, and bioinformatics, we strive to develop complex biologics that not only exhibit unrivaled safety but also deliver exceptional efficacy.

Find publications on PubMed

Awards and Honors

  • Galenus Guest Professorship at ETH Zuerich, June 2024
  • Fellow of the Controlled Release Society, 2023
  • Standing Member of the NIH Drug and Biologic Therapeutic Delivery Study Section, 2023-2025
  • Keynote Speaker at Vanderbilt University, 2023
  • Galenus Keynote Speaker at Biobarriers, 2021
  • Executive Editor of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2021-present
  • Standing Member of the NIH Gene and Drug Delivery Study Section, 2021-2023
  • Eshelman Innovation Award, 2020
  • Emerging Leader, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, 2019
  • Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2019
  • NY-STAR Faculty Award, 2019
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2018
  • Pioneering Pharmaceutical Science by Emerging Investigators, AAPSJ, 2018
  • UB Exceptional Scholar – Young Investigator Award, 2017
  • Biomedical Breakthrough Award at UCSF, 2011