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Ester is a recipient of the 2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award

October 2, 2018 - by Ester
Dr. Ester J. Kwon receives the 2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award for her high-risk, high-reward proposal to engineer new therapeutic nanomaterials for traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury is a critical unmet need, with no treatments available to improve the long-term brain health of patients. The 5-year, $1.5M award will support her lab's research on this medical challenge.
2018 NIH Director's New Innovator Award Recipients
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Yuko presents at Faculty Mentor Program Symposium

May 30, 2018 - by Ester
Alex visits Yuko's poster at the FMP Symposium.
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Nano-antibiotic paper accepted in Advanced Materials

July 12, 2017 - by Ester
Along with the Sailor and Ruoslahti Labs, we developed a nano-formulated peptide-based antibiotic to target bacteria with new mechanisms. Focusing on transport, we engineered a peptide that could target bacteria and also kill to have to subunits work in synergy. Read more about it in STM Editor's Choice and MIT News.
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Kwon Lab Opens

July 1, 2017 - by Ester
Excited to announce that I will be moving from Cambridge, Massachusetts to San Diego, California to start my own group at UCSD Bioengineering! Stay tuned ...