Grad Student Recognized for Collaboration
Feb. 21, 2017 - Samueli School graduate student Reza Mohammadi has received the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Laboratory Award from the Stanford University School of Medicine for his outstanding collaborative efforts.
Before coming to UC Irvine to work on his doctorate in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Mohammadi was a research scientist at Stanford, where he focused on designing a non-toxic stem cell delivery system. He facilitated a collaboration between Stanford and UC San Francisco to develop magnetic liposomes for image-guided targeted delivery of stem cells; the two parties now have a product with a patent pending.
“I am so honored to receive this award from Dr. Irving Weissman,” said Mohammadi, who accepted the annual award at a staff appreciation meeting earlier this month. “With the goal of contributing to a healthier future, I am very enthusiastic to pursue my research on translational medicine at UCI.”