Associate Professor, Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
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