June 25, 2015

Delivering Drugs to the Right Place

MCDB professor Thomas Weimbs and his team have developed a targeted drug delivery method that could potentially slow the progression of polycystic kidney disease. Weimbs and his team have found a method that enables a class of antibodies, immunoglobulin-A (IgA), to penetrate the cyst walls in PKD kidneys. The strategy opens up the possibility of repurposing a large number of existing drugs for PKD therapy. The researchers’ results appear in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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June 19, 2015

The latest paper from the Weimbs lab, titled "Exploitation of the Polymeric Immunoglobulin Receptor for Antibody Targeting to Renal Cyst Lumens in Polycystic Kidney Disease", just came out in print in the June 19 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Click below for the PDF file.

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December 08, 2014

Congratulations to Jesse Benza, Elyse Dewey, Claudia Jette, Maddison Kane, Solomiya Kryshtafovych, Katherine Lee, Madelyn Mar, Sirpi Nackeeran, and Pasha Rahbari for each being awarded Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Research Grants to support their research projects in the Weimbs lab. Each award is in the amount of $750.

November 14, 2014

The Weimbs Lab received a major gift by the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust of New York in support of our research on polycystic kidney disease.


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June 20, 2014

Congratulations to Rob Geller on the award of a Faculty Research Grant to pursue the project titled "Cancer Therapy Using Bacteria" in the Weimbs Lab.

June 01, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Nick Doerr for passing his PhD thesis defense. 

March 01, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Erin Olsan for passing her PhD thesis defense. 

December 01, 2013

Congratulations to Elyse Dewey, Katherine Lee, Claudia Jette, Emma Wrenn, and Sirpi Nackeeran who all were awarded URCA Undergraduate Research Grants to support their research projects in the lab.

December 01, 2013

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