David Oupicky, PhD

The Oupicky Lab focuses on exploring polymers and nanoparticles for delivery of drugs and nucleic acids. We are especially interested in pharmacologically active polymers (polymeric drugs) and in delivery vectors suitable for delivery of drug/gene, drug/siRNA, and drug/miRNA combinations in the treatment of metastatic cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

News & Events

  • Daniela Machova from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague joined the lab as an exchange PhD student., September 2016
  • Yan Wang defended her PhD dissertation and moved to her new job at UCSF. Congratulations, September 2016
  • Our first joint CPU paper on image-guided photothermal therapy accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, August 2016
  • We say goodbye to Zhenghong as he moves on to his next job at Yale University, August 2016
  • Fei’s paper on polymeric chloroquine and its use in lung metastasis accepted in the Journal of Controlled Release, July 2016
  • We received a new NIH grant to develop CXCR4-targeted treatments of cholangiocarcinoma, June 2016
  • Fei and Lee received UNMC Fellowships. Congratulations!, June 2016
  • Beau Alade joined the lab as a NANO-SURP student, June 2016
  • Our joint paper with Dr. Batra’s lab on combined CXCR4 and NCOA3 inhibition in metastatic pancreatic cancer published in Biomaterials, May 2016
  • Fei’s paper on polymeric chloroquine published in ACS Macro Letters, February 2016