Young Jik Kwon

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
UCI
Young Jik Kwon
Dr. Kwon is a professor at UC Irvine in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry departments. He oversees research on multi-modal gene therapy, polymeric nanoantibiotics, stimuli-responsive drug delivery, and artificially-induced cellular vesicles. Dr. Kwon is a member of the NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute for Immunology, the Center for Virus Research, and the Cancer Research Institute at UC Irvine. Dr. Kwon’s work was awarded the Medical Research Award from Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research in 2011, the Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation in 2010, and the Faculty Career Development Award from UC Irvine in 2008. He was an invited scholar to Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2013-2015. In 2017, he co-founded startup companies, Responsive Polymers Therapeutics, Inc. and Jupiter Therapeutics, Inc, based on his research discoveries. 

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