By Emily Keeler, 6/20/11
Chenguang Zhou, a graduate student in the Division of Pharmaceutics in the College of Pharmacy, has been named a 2011-12 Presidential Fellow by The Ohio State University.
The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research or terminal degree project. Recipients of this award embody the highest standards of scholarship.
The fellowship provides financial support so that each fellow may devote one year of full-time study to the completion of his or her dissertation or degree project unimpeded by other duties.
Zhou is currently focusing his research on the development of targeted drug delivery systems for treatment of liver cancer, and mechanistic study of cellular pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of siRNA nanocarriers.
“This fellowship is such a great recognition of my work and will provide substantial support in my understanding of anti-miR delivery and translating miR biology into therapeutics,” said Zhou.
In addition to receiving the fellowship, Zhou has published several journal papers and multiple presentations and posters in international meetings based on his research. Most notably, he was the recipient of 2011 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Innovation Biotechnology Award, and AAPS travel award in 2010. He also holds two patents and is a member of Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, the national honor society in pharmacy recognizing academic excellence.
Prior to his work at Ohio State, Zhou received his master’s in pharmaceutical analysis and bachelor’s in pharmacy from Zhejiang University (China). He was also a recipient NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC).
For more information on the Presidential Fellowships, visit http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/presidential-fellows2.html.