UCI Graduate Student Stephanie Wu shares why she is passionate about finding a cure for rare childhood cancers.
About the Benavente Lab
The Benavente Lab research interests focus on understanding childhood cancers and contributing to their targeted therapeutics. Our research particularly aims to study the chromatin remodeling processes that establish the normal epigenetic landscape in the developing tissue, how it can be perturbed to promote cancer, and provide insight for the development of new therapies for pediatric solid tumors.
For more information: http://faculty.sites.uci.edu/benavente/
About the UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate students unparalleled training for future careers in pharmacy, medicine, and biomedical research. Our innovative, rigorous curriculum integrates concepts from biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacology and physiology. Alumni pursue exciting professional opportunities that improve our society’s health and well-being.
Pharmaceutical scientists are rapidly changing the field of drug discovery and development. Graduates of our program are well qualified to seek employment in the public and private sectors, or to pursue graduate degrees such as a PhD, MD, or PharmD.
For more information: http://pharmsci.uci.edu/
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.