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2016

Nov 17 – Our manuscript was accepted to Nanomedicine!  Tony Duong, Xiaoning Li, Bona Yang, Canan Schumann, Hassan Albarqi, Olena Taratula, Oleh Taratula. Phototheranostic Nanoplatform Based on a Single Cyanine Dye for Image-Guided Combinatorial Phototherapy

Nov 3 – Congratulations to Oleh and our research group! Oleh was recognized with Medical research Foundation of Oregon – Richard T. Jones New Investigator Award that honors a new investigator who shows exceptional promise early in a career in biomedical research ( see photos above).

October – Anna, Fahad  and Mark- welcome to our group!!!

June 1 – Congratulations to Oleh! He was selected again as Professor of the Year by P1 students!

May 29 – Stephanie Chan and Leon Wong – Congratulations on receiving the OSU College of Pharmacy Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship 2016!!!! 

May 13- Bona Yang, Yan Yu and Chris Lee presented  research findings from our lab at Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) event, OSU, Corvallis, Oregon!!!

May 12 – Our manuscript was accepted to Mol Pharmaceut!  Canan Schumann, Stephanie Chan, Oleh Khalimonchuk, Shannon Khal, Vitaliya Moskal, Vidhi Shah, Adam W. G. Alani, Olena Taratula, Oleh Taratula. Mechanistic Nanotherapeutic Approach Based on siRNA-Mediated DJ-1 Protein Suppression for Platinum-Resistant Ovarian Cancer. Molecular Pharmaceutics. 2016, http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.6b00205

May 10 – Oleh is the Finalist for the OHSU Senate Award!

Our research, focused on the development of NIR theranostic agents for image-guided surgery and phototherapy to treat cancer, was selected to be highlighted at the Oregon State University Board of Trustees March Meeting (2016) as poster presentation by Canan Schumann.

Our research was also represented in the Impact 2016 Oregon State University brochure in the innovation section. This brochure features “stories that showcase the university’s students, faculty , staff and alumni whose achievements are changing the worlds”.

http://leadership.oregonstate.edu/sites/leadership.oregonstate.edu/files/president-documents/impact-all_pages.pdf

2015

Canan’s ACEA Travel Award http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=544fc63bc1&id=e5a7697a4a&e=b26be6529c

 

October 29, 2015 Our recent work was  highlighted by quite a few scientific sources:

http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/oct/single-agent-phototherapy-system-offers-significant-new-tool-fight-cancer

http://www.ktvz.com/news/OSU-breakthrough-Making-cancer-cells-glow/36117660

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2015/10/glowing_cancer_cells_marks_adv.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151029111927.htm

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/osu-sps102815.php

http://www.geekjournal.net/articles/2015/10/single-agent-phototherapy-system-offers-significant-new-tool-to-fight-cancer-22142.html

http://www.digitalnewsworld.com/news/singleagent-phototherapy-system-offers-significant-new-tool-to-fight-cancer.html

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-single-agent-phototherapy-significant-tool-cancer.html

October 29, 2015 Our poster  Novel Nanoparticles for Image Guided Phototherapy Could Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatments” was highlighted at AAPS in Orlando!

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/aaop-nnf102615.php

October  5, 2015 Canan, Congratulations for winning ACEA Travel Award 2015 to go to AAPS! 

August 14, 2015 The manuscript entitled “Naphthalocyanine-Based Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles for Image-Guided Combinatorial Phototherapy” was accepted for publication in Chemistry of Materials (Impact factor: 8.35)!!! http://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b03128

August 3, 2015 Vita, welcome to Taratula group!

July 16, 2015 The manuscript entitled  ” ROS-Induced Nanotherapeutic Approach for Ovarian Cancer Treatment Based on the Combinatorial Effect of Photodynamic Therapy and DJ-1 Gene Suppression” where Canan is the first author was accepted for publication in Nanomedicine (Impact factor: 6.155)!!! and was highlighted by:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/osu-aip081315.php

July 2015 Bona and Yan, welcome to our group!!!

June 2015 Stephanie, welcome to our group!!! Tony, welcome back!!!

6/15/2015 Oleh gave oral presentation at TechConnect World Innovation Conference in Maryland!! http://www.techconnectworld.com/World2015/

6/5/2015 Congratulations to Oleh! He was selected Professor of the Year by P1 students.

5/5/2015 Oleh and Canan attending Research Week at OHSU and giving oral presentations of our research!!! Canan won Student Oral Presentation Award!!!

http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/research/research-week/

5/3/2015 Congratulations to Tony on being awarded the OSU College of Pharmacy Undergraduate Summer Research Scholarship for FY 2015!!!

Olena and Oleh presented posters on  the 3rd Annual Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment Conference at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA in March 2015 entitled “Development of Multifunctional Nanomedicine Platforms for Combinatorial Treatment of Ovarian Cancer” and “Multifunctional IONP-based Nanomedicine Platforms for Combinatorial Treatment of Cancer”

Canan won 2015 Annual Rising Meeting Best Podium Presentation Award ( Ayres Travel Award) for oral presentation ” A Nanomedicine Based Combinatorial Approach for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer Using Gene and Chemotherapies”

4/15/2015 Cesar received a Diversity Scholar Recruitment Award!!!

Our Nanoscale publication (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25422147) was highlighted by quite a few scientific sources:

http://www.ddn-news.com/index.php?newsarticle=9347

http://oregonstate.edu/ua/ncs/archives/2015/jan/%E2%80%9Cglowing%E2%80%9D-new-nanotechnology-guides-cancer-surgery-also-kills-remaining-malignant-

http://www.recnac.org/view-post/Cancer-Treatment-Backing-a-Glowing-Compound-1

http://www.gazettetimes.com/special-section/mid-valley-health/getting-the-glow-osu-research-could-give-a-hand-to/article_323cf50f-efb7-5ddf-81a6-fb26955ffc5a.html