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Principal Investigator

Juliane Nguyen, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering UNC/NCState
Member of the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
Member of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Email: julianen@email.unc.edu

 

Short Bio: Juliane Nguyen, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her lab develops novel protein-, RNA-, and exosome-based biochemical and delivery platforms for treating myocardial infarction and cancer.

Dr. Nguyen’s work has been recognized with the NYSTAR faculty award, the NSF CAREER Award (2018), the Young Innovator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society (2019), and the AAPS Emerging Leader Award (2019).

She received her PharmD and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany), where she was mentored by Dr. Thomas Kissel. She then trained at UCSF under Dr. Frank Szoka, where she was a Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. Nguyen has served on over 25 NIH and NSF study sections and is currently a standing member of the NIH Gene and Drug Delivery (GDD) study section.

 

EDUCATION
2013: Visiting Scientist: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Lab of Dr. Brian Kay
2009 – 2013: Post-doc at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, Advisor: Dr. Francis Szoka
2005 – 2009: PhD: Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Dept. of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Advisor: Dr. Thomas Kissel
1999 – 2004: PharmD: Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Board Certified Pharmacist in Germany

 

AWARDS & HONORS

Standing Member of the NIH Gene and Drug Delivery Study Section (2021-2025)
Eshelman Innovation Award (2020)
Emerging Leader – American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (2019)
Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering – Biomedical Engineering Society (2019)
– NY-STAR Faculty Award (2019)
NSF CAREER Award (2018)
Pioneering Pharmaceutical Science by Emerging Investigators – AAPSJ (2018)
UB Exceptional Scholar – Young Investigator Award (2017)
Biomedical Breakthrough Award at UCSF (2011)
German Research Foundation Fellowship (DFG) Award (2011-2013)
Controlled Release Society Travel Award (2007)
PharmD Fellowship Award (2005)

 

Feature of Dr. Juliane Nguyen in AAPS News Magazine – Read more about Dr. Nguyen’s approach to mentoring and research here:

https://www.aapsnewsmagazine.org/aapsnewsmagazine/articles/2021/jan21/member-spotlight-jan21

 

Interview with Dr. Juliane Nguyen:

Q&A with Dr. Juliane Nguyen: Exosome Profiling with miRNA and Biotech’s Next Breakthrough

Dr. Juliane Nguyen receives the 2019 AAPS Emerging Leader Award

 

Dr. Juliane Nguyen receives the 2019 CMBE Young Innovator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society