Students honored at national pharmaceutics research meeting
Anil Wagh and Faidat Sanusi, doctoral students in the pharmaceutical sciences department, received awards for their poster presentations at the 43rd Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison June 23-25.
Wagh, a third-year doctoral student in assistant professor Shek Hang Law’s laboratory, received the Best Poster Award in the Drug and Gene Delivery category for his work, “Synthesis and Characterization of FRET-based Nanoparticles for Near-infrared Imaging.”
Sanusi, a second-year PharmD/doctoral student in assistant professor Estelle Leclerc’s laboratory, received the Best Poster Award in the joint categories of Pharmaceutical Analytical Methods and Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Biopharmaceutics for her her work, “Development and Characterization of new Monoclonal Antibodies against the Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts.”
Approximately 300 graduate students attended the meeting and 81 posters were presented. The posters were distributed in six sessions/categories. The poster awards were attributed according to the quality of the poster. A total of eight Best Poster Awards were presented.
The participating schools included the University of Wisconsin-Madison, The University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, the University of Missouri at Kansas City, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Wayne State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Toledo, University of Pittsburg, University of Buffalo and NDSU.
The purpose of the meeting is to gather graduate students from the pharmaceutics field to learn academia and industry perspectives, share ideas and face challenges of the global pharmaceutics community. This year’s meeting focused on the theme, “The essentials of an interdisciplinary approach to modern pharmaceutical research.”