Jayesh Sonje, CPPR Student, awarded travel stipend by University of Maryland-NIST outreach program

Jayesh Sonje, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in Dr. Raj Suryanarayanan’s lab, received a travel grant for performing small angle neutron scattering experiments to understand protein aggregation in frozen systems.  The outreach program encourages first-time users, provides them with essential educational opportunity to visit the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) facility in Maryland, and enables them to carry out experiments with the guidance of NIST scientific staff. 

CPPR Faculty, Professor Calvin Sun at the University of Minnesota, receives the 2019 Shangraw Award by the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council

Professor Changquan “Calvin” Sun is being honored for his many contributions in the study of excipients and excipient-related technology.  He joins previous CPPR Shangraw awardees, Professor Raj Suryanarayanan (University of Minnesota) and Professors Diane Burgess and Robin Bogner (University of Connecticut).

Recently Graduated CPPR Student, Dr. Shreya Kulkarni, receives NIPTE Outstanding Student Research Award

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education announced its 2019 awardees, including recently graduated CPPR Student, Dr. Shreya Kulkarni, from the Bogner Lab at University of Connecticut.  Shreya was awarded for her dissertation research including findings from a CPPR project on reconstitution of high concentration lyophilized proteins.  Dr. Kulkarni is now with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Jayesh Sonje, CPPR Student, poster selected among top 25 at 2019 Gordon Research Conference

Jayesh Sonje, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota in Dr. Raj Suryanarayanan’s lab, was selected among 25 posters  for the poster ‘Influence of excipients on physical form of mannitol in frozen and freeze-dried formulations’ at the poster session conducted at 2019 Preclinical Form and Formulation for Drug Discovery, Gordon Research Conference, New Hampshire.

CPPR Webinars Added to CPPR Webpage

Three webinars delivered by esteemed CPPR faculty are available again for your viewing at https://cppr.uconn.edu/webinars/

“Drug Solubility and Solubilization-Impact of Solid-State Properties and Solution Phase Phenomena,” by Dr. Rodolfo Pinal-Purdue University

“Advances in Freeze-drying: Controlled Ice Nucleation,” by Dr. Michael Pikal-University of Connecticut

“Stabilization of Amorphous Phases,” by Dr. Raj Suryananrayanan-University of Minnesota




The next meeting of the Dane Kildsig Center for Pharmaceutical Processing Research (CPPR) will be held on October 21-23, 2019 at the University of Minnesota.  The deadline for proposals is September 13, 2019.  Please contact your Site Director if you plan to submit a proposal.  Interested scientists and engineers from non-member companies who would like to request an invitation to the meeting should contact cppr@uconn.edu.

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CPPR Student, Shipra Malik, awarded at the AAPS-NERDG meeting for her outstanding presentation

Shipra Malik, graduate student in Dr. Raman Bahal’s lab presented her research on “Next generation targeting of oncomiRs using phosphorothioates in conjunction with nanotechnology” at the AAPS NorthEast Regional Discussion Group meeting in Farmington, CT on April 11, 2019.  For her outstanding presentation, Shipra was awarded the top Academic Research Award at the conference.