• Suthida Boonsith defended her PhD dissertation. Congratulations!, August 2017
  • Prof. Oupicky appointed as a standing member of the NIH NANO study section, July 2017
  • Fei was named Presidential Graduate Fellow. Congratulations!, July 2017
  • Our new paper on chloroquine-based polycations for miRNA delivery published in Macromolecular Bioscience, July 2017
  • Our new paper on chloroquine-modified hydroxyethyl starch as an anticancer polymeric drug published in Biomacromolecules, July 2017
  • Lee’s review article on the role of CXCR4 in pancreatic cancer published in Pharmacology & Therapeutics, May 2017
  • Our new paper on mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery published in Scientific Reports, April 2017
  • A joint paper with Dr. Casero on biochemical properties of polyamine prodrug nanocarriers published in PLOS One, April 2017
  • Dr. Kaikai Wang from China Pharmaceutical University joined the lab as a visiting scholar, February 2017
  • Yazhe’s paper on tumor-penetrating nanoparticles published in ACS Nano, February 2017
  • Our joint CPU paper on fluorinated polycations for siRNA delivery published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, January 2017
  • Joseph’s paper on AMD3465 prodrug for miRNA delivery published in Molecular Pharmaceutics, January 2017
  • Our joint paper with Dr. Casero on microRNA delivery in combination with polyamine inhibition published in the Journal of Controlled Release, January 2017
  • 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 published in ACS Applied Materials & 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 published 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
  • Ying’s paper with Dr. Mott’s lab on miRNA delivery in cholangiocarcinoma published in Molecular Pharmaceutics, February 2016
  • Our minireview on CXCR4 in drug delivery published in Current Pharmacology Reports, January 2016
  • Our review article on polymeric drugs published in Journal of Controlled Release. Congratulations to Jing, Fei, and Yi, September 2015
  • Yazhe Wang joined the lab as a visiting CSC student from China Pharmaceutical University, September 2015
  • Joseph wins a best poster award at the 13th NanoDDS conference in Seattle, September 2015
  • Sasha Klementiev joined the lab as a summer undergrad student, June 2015
  • The Oupicky lab received a new grant on metastatic lung cancer from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, June 2015
  • The Oupicky lab received a new NIH R21 grant to develop oral siRNA treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, May 2015
  • The Oupicky lab received a new NIH R21 grant on HDAC-inhibiting nanoparticles for combination cancer treatment in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Stefan at UT Dallas., April 2015
  • Our paper on siRNA delivery published in Biomaterials Science, February 2015
  • Collaborative paper with Prof. Stefan’s lab at UT Dallas published in Polymer Chemistry, January 2015
  • Fei Yu joined the lab as a new PhD student, January 2015
  • Yi Chen joined the lab as a new PhD student supported by the China Scholarship Council, December 2014
  • Our paper on the synthesis of new mono-cyclam CXCR4 polymers published in Advanced Healthcare Materials, November 2014
  • Dr. Oupicky received the 2014 UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award, November 2014
  • Workshop to celebrate 10 years of the Center for Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine with Samir Mitragotri, Sasha Kabanov, and Balaji Narasimhan as main speakers, November 2014
  • Dr. Joseph Peng (a graduate from Dr. Kopecek’s lab) joined the lab as a postdoc, October 2014
  • Ying Xie joined the lab as a new PhD student supported by the China Scholarship Council, August 2014
  • The Oupicky lab received a new NIH R01 grant on combination drug/siRNA delivery, August 2014
  • Our paper on self-immolative polycations published in Molecular Pharmaceutics, August 2014
  • Lee Sleightholm joined the lab as a new MD/PhD student, July 2014
  • Bob’s review paper on mesoporous silica published in AAPS PharmSciTech, June 2014
  • Ibrahim Ibrahim joined the lab as a new PhD student, June 2014
  • Yan’s paper on PEGylated polymeric Plerixafor published in Pharmaceutical Research, May 2014
  • Our collaborative study with Prof. Asaftei group at the University of Osnabruck published in Bioconjugate Chemistry, May 2014
  • Dr. Elena Ferrari joined the lab as a postdoc from University of Milan, Italy, April 2014
  • Our feature article on the current status of bioreducible polycations published in Macromolecular Bioscience and featured on MaterialsViews.com, March 2014
  • Jing’s paper on antimetastatic activity of polymeric Plerixafor published in Biomaterials, March 2014
  • The Oupicky lab received a new grant from the Nebraska Research Initiative on development of polymeric hernia meshes, March 2014
  • Prof. Minjie Sun joined the lab as a visiting scholar from China Pharmaceutical University, December 2013
  • Dr. Yogesh Patil joined the lab as a postdoc from U Montpellier, France, October 2013
  • Chao’s paper on polycation toxicity published in Biomaterials, July 2013
  • Dr. Manju Saraswathy joined the lab as a postdoc from U Wisconsin, July 2013
  • Shrey Kanvinde joined the lab as a PhD student, June 2013
  • Jing’s review article on drug-nucleic acid combinations published in Journal of Controlled Release, April 2013
  • We have moved to UNMC, March 2013
  • Amit successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations!, February 2013