Research Spotlight

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Venkata Yenugonda, Keeping A Dream Alive

  • Dr. Yenugonda is the director of the Drug Discovery and Nanomedicine (DDNM) Research Program at JWCI and PNI, as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Translational Neurosciences at JWCI. He is determined and passionate about finding solutions to some of medicine’s most daunting diseases. Learn more by reading his research spotlight!

Certificate of Membership to the Society of Agrinanotechnology, Regional Agricultural Research Station

  • Congratulations to Dr. Yenugonda for receiving the certificate of membership to the Society of Agrinanotechnology, Regional Agricultural Research Station in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Featured Publications

Lipid–Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles as a Next-Generation Drug Delivery Platform: State of the Art, Emerging Technologies & Perspectives

Watch Venkata Maidhar Yenugonda, M.Phil, Ph.D., published abstract article in the International Journal of Nanomedicine to learn about Lipid–polymer hybrid nanoparticles (LPHNPs) and the recent key advancements in its design, synthesis, and bioactivity evaluation for future clinical possibilities.

 

Physiological and Pathological Roles of Cdk5: Potential Directions for Therapeutic Neurodegenerative Disease

Watch Venkata Maidhar Yenugonda, M.Phil, Ph.D., published abstract article in the ACS Chemical Neuroscience to learn about the importance of Cdk5 activity and function in the brain and demonstrates how deregulation of Cdk5 can contribute to the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

 

2020 Conferences and Presentations:

November 19

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2019 Conferences and Presentations:

July 9
  • Presentation: Oncology and CNS Drug Discovery in the Era of Precision Medicine. Zydus Research Center Ahmedabad. India, July 9, 2019.
July 16
  • Presentation: Novel Oncology and CNS Therapeutics in the Era of Personalized Medicine. College of Veterinary Sciences, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University. Tirupati, India, July 16, 2019.
July 25
  • Presentation: Novel Treatment Strategies for CNS and Non-CNS Cancers in the Era of Precision Medicine. Amrita Center for Nanoscience’s and Molecular Medicine. Kerala, india, July 25, 2019.
Nov 20
Dec 10-14

Research Program Fact Sheet

The Drug Discovery and Nanomedicine (DDNM) Research Program at JWCI fosters the development of novel, safe and effective therapeutics for both oral and intravenous delivery, to address the unmet disease needs in oncology and the neurosciences.

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JWCI DDNM Research Program
2200 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA-90404

Career Opportunity:

The DDNM research program is always looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals at all levels who are interested in becoming a part of our team developing new therapeutics for unmet medical needs.

Fellowship Positions Available

The Department is looking for postdoctoral fellows who have interest in new drug discovery and nanomedicine research

If you would like to join our team, please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

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