Prof. Almutairi invited to present at conferences in China

Prof. Almutairi will travel to Chengdu, Changchun, and Beijing to present at the World Biomaterials Congress, the International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry, and at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Peking University. She has also been notified that she is a winner of the Young Scientist Award at the WBC.


May 18, 2012

Congratulations to lab member Nadia Fomina on her new job!

Nadia Fomina, who has been a postdoc in the Almutairi lab for the last three years, is moving on to her next position at Bosch in the San Francisco area in July, where she will help design and optimize biosensors.
May 22, 2012

Prof. Almutairi invited to present at the University of Washington

Prof. Marco Rolandi invited Prof. Almutairi to speak as part of UW's Materials Science department's seminar series on April 30. She presented an overview of the lab's recent work and met with several young & senior investigators across several departments doing exciting work there.


April 16, 2012

Presentations at the Materials Research Society spring 2012 meeting

The Almutairi lab will be represented by two talks at the MRS spring meeting in San Francisco, covering Eric and Minnie's MRI agent and Jerome's work on microcapsules to manipulate embryoid body microenvironments.


April 9, 2012

Almutairi lab welcomes new member Jason Olejniczak

Jason Olejniczak, a graduate student in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department, recently joined the lab. We're glad to have another synthetic organic chemist!


April 9, 2012

Caroline, Cathryn, Enas, Jerome, and Nadia present at ACS Spring National Meeting

Several Almutairi lab members, including Adah who has been invited to speak, will present posters and talks at the American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting here in San Diego.

Physical and Chemical Strategies for Therapeutic Delivery by Using Polymeric Nanoparticles


Jose´ M. Morachis, Enas A. Mahmoud, and Adah Almutairi (2012). Pharmacological Reviews (64) 3; p. doi:


Increasing Materials’ Response to Two-photon NIR Light via Self-immolative Dendritic Scaffolds


Nadezda Fomina, Cathryn L. McFearin, and Adah Almutairi (2012). Chemical Communications 48, 9138-9140. doi: 10.1039/C2CC00072E


2012 Frontiers in Nanomedicine seminar series

The schedule for the 2012 seminar series sponsored by the KACST-UCSD Center of Excellence in Nanomedicine, of which Prof. Almutairi is director, has been announced.  This seminar series is offered for credit to pharmacy and graduate students and is open to all interested researchers.  This year's roster includes both scientists doing cutting-edge work in drug delivery and biomaterials and editors of relevant high-impact journals, who will provide their take on what's most exciting in the field.


March 19, 2012

Polymeric nano- or microparticle preparation by emulsion, continued

After particles are formed, they are purified, either by tangential flow filtration (top) or by centrifugation (not shown) to remove excess polymer and unencapsulated cargo.  Finally, organic solvent is evaporated (bottom).