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BIBC Tenure Track Faculty Positions Open
July 21, 2021

The University of Michigan BioInnovations in Brain Cancer Program (BIBC) is currently soliciting applications for tenure track faculty positions at any level. We welcome applications from outstanding scientists with expertise in any areas pertaining to translational or basic brain cancer biology research and/or development of cutting-edge technological approaches for treatment.

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The Bruns lab reports on a method for quanitifying neuronal cell density
S.Nagrath Lab develops new microfluidic chip to capture and investigate exosomes
January 29, 2021

The Sunitha Nagrath lab reports on their work to capture natural killer cells and harvest exosomes to investigate their potential for battling cancer cells.

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BI Startup EVOQ Therapeutics inks agreement with Amgen
January 14, 2021

Under this license and collaboration agreement, EVOQ and Amgen will work on discovery and development of drugs for autoimmune disorders.

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Anna Schwendeman
Anna Schwendeman Promoted
January 1, 2021

Congratulations to Anna Schwendeman on being named the William I. Higuchi Collegiate Professor of Pharmacy!

FDA awards $5M to establish new Center for Research on Complex Generics
September 30, 2020

Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Maryland were awarded a $5 million grant to establish a new Center for Research on Complex Generics. BI Faculty Professor Anna Schwendeman will be the center co-director along with Professor James Polli from the University of Maryland.

The center is funded by the FDA Office of Generic Drugs and aims at bringing complex generic drugs and drug products to market faster.

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Three New Startups Launched in FY20
September 11, 2020

BI faculty members were part of three new startup companies launched in FY20.

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Nanoparticle-based targeting and detection of microcavities
Study by Deepak Nagrath and Sunitha Nagrath Labs propose new strategy to target pancreatic cancer
July 9, 2020

Study by Deepak Nagrath and Sunitha Nagrath Labs propose new strategy to target pancreatic cancer

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James Moon
Moon Awarded Michigan Drug Discovery Grant
June 18, 2020

Congratulations to James Moon who received a pilot grant from Michigan Drug Discovery to continue his ongoing work to develop immunotherapy agents for the treatment of cancer.

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Deepak Nagrath
Deepak Nagrath Named Forbes Scholar
May 7, 2020

Congratulations to Deepak Nagrath on being named one of the Rogel Cancer Center’s 2020 Forbes Scholars.  Nagrath is using genetic and clinical data from patients to identify mutations in ovarian cancer cells.

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BI Research Response to COVID-19
May 4, 2020

BI researchers are using their expertise to combat COVID-19 on multiple fronts.

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BI Startup EVOQ Therapeutics wins Grand Prize at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
November 25, 2019

EVOQ Therapeutics, an Ann Arbor-based startup focused on developing cancer immutherapies, has won the grand prize at the tenth Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. The company is based on technology developed by BI faculty members, James Moon and Anna Schwendeman.

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Lahann Lab reports on new 3D scaffolds that could find applications in Precision Medicine
October 3, 2019

The paper entitled “Engineered Fibrillar Fibronectin Networks as Three‐Dimensional Tissue Scaffolds” appears in Advanced Materials. The work was done in collaboration with BI faculty members Gary Luker and Max Wicha.

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Moon Lab Develops Nanoparticle that Relieved IBD Symptoms in Mice
August 26, 2019

Researchers found that the nanoparticle alleviates symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease more effectively than common FDA-approved medications.

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Sunitha Nagrath
Sunitha Nagrath named Rogel Scholar
May 20, 2019

Congratulations to Sunitha Nagrath on being in the inaugural class of Rogel Scholars!

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BI NSF Graduate Fellows
April 18, 2019

Members of six BI groups were awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships.

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