ACS National Meeting, Spring 2011

Nadia, Cathryn, Enas and Adah presented a total of five talks at the ACS National Meeting in Anaheim.


Gordon Research Conference: Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology

Enas, Gloria, Jagadis, and Nadia presented posters at the Gordon Research Conference in New Hampshire in August 2010.


Jose Morachis selected as NIH IRACDA fellow

José Morachis, a postdoc in the lab, was selected as one of 18 fellows for UC San Diego's Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA) program.  This program combines the traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with development of teaching skills through mentored assignments at San Diego State University.  Selection as a fellow provides support for up to three years of research and teaching.

NIH New Innovator Award

In September 2009, Prof. Almutairi received an NIH New Innovator Award.  Only ~50 young investigators are awarded this prestigious grant in any given year, which is intended to stimulate highly innovative research with potential for high impact.  Her proposal's aim was to develop novel materials to allow optical control of release of bioactive agents.


PhRMA Starter Grant


The Almutairi lab was awarded a PhRMA Foundation Starter Grant in February 2009.



Thieme Chemistry Journals Award

Prof. Almutairi received a Thieme Chemistry Journals Award in 2009, along with Anne McNeil of the University of Michigan, Tehshik Yoon of the University of Wisconsin, and Scott Phillips of Penn State.


Low Power, Biologically Benign NIR Light Triggers Polymer Disassembly

Nadezda Fomina, Cathryn L. McFearin, Marleen Sermsakdi, José M. Morachis, and Adah Almutairi* (2011) Macromolecules 44 (21), pp 8590–8597


Inflammation Responsive Logic Gate Nanoparticles for the Delivery of Proteins

Mahmoud, Enas; Sankaranarayanan, Jagadis; Morachis, Jose; Kim, Gloria; Almutairi, Adah* (2011) Bioconjugate Chemistry


Application of Fiber Optic ATR-FTIR Methods for In Situ Characterization of Protein Delivery Systems in Real Time

Cathryn L McFearin , Jagadis Sankaranarayanan, and Adah Almutairi* (2011) Analytical Chemistry, 83 (10), 3943–3949


NMR-Derived Models of Amidopyrine and its Metabolites Complexed to Rabbit Cytochrome P450 2B4 Reveal a Structural Mechanism of Sequential N-Dealkylation

Arthur G. Roberts , Sara E. A. Sjögren , Nadezda Fomina , Kathy T Vu , Adah Almutairi , and James R. Halpert* (2011) Biochemistry, 50 (12), 2123-2134