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Juliane Nguyen, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member who focuses her translational research program on developing the next generation of safe and effective biotherapeutics for life-threatening diseases such as cancer and myocardial infarction.

PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
UNC-Chapel Hill
Molecular Therapeutics

Area of Interest

The translational research program of Juliane Nguyen, PhD, focuses on developing the next generation of safe and effective biotherapeutics for life-threatening diseases such as cancer and myocardial infarction.

Her research has led to the discovery of novel biomaterials that allow unprecedented loading of stem-cell derived exosomes with therapeutic cargoes including nucleic acids, paving the way for cell-free therapeutics in many diseases including cardiac regeneration after myocardial infarction. Her lab recently developed immunomodulatory protein-based agents capable of reprogramming tumor-associated macrophages and T cells to suppress the growth of triple-negative breast cancer and other aggressive cancers.

Awards and Honors

  • CMBE Young Innovator Award, 2019
  • AAPS Emerging Leader Award, 2019
  • NYSTAR Faculty Award, 2019
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2018
  • Pioneering Pharmaceutical Sciences by Emerging Investigators Award, 2018
  • Exceptional Scholar Young Investigator Award, University at Buffalo, 2017