Dong Awarded AAPS New Investigator Grant


Yizhou Dong, PhD, an assistant professor of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy has been awarded a 2016 New Investigator Grant by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). The grant is open to full-time tenured and non-tenured faculty with three years or less as assistant professor at the start of the grant application. In the second year awarding the grant, AAPS received 27 applications, of which Dong was the sole recipient.

Dong’s research, Development of Nonviral Gene-Engineering Delivery Systems, aims to develop a new type of biomaterials for genome engineering. Said Dong: “With results obtained, we will further advance this novel platform of therapeutics for Phase I clinical trials in the future. More importantly, the success of this work will have broad impacts on drug delivery and therapeutic applications." 

AAPS is a professional, scientific organization of approximately 10,000 members employed in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes worldwide. Founded in 1986, AAPS advances the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.