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Jennifer Price, an undergraduate student working in Dr. Zhen Gu’s lab, has won one of NCSU’s Undergraduate Research Award Grants for the Spring of 2014. Ms. Price’s project aims to develop insulin-containing PGLA/chitosan nanoparticles that will exhibit a pulsatile release profile when subjected to a focused ultrasound. Particularly, she will be characterizing the nanoparticles for their biocompatibility, efficacy, and consistency. Ms. Price’s project is part of the ongoing research in Dr. Gu’s lab that seeks to improve the quality of life for diabetic patients by providing alternatives to frequent injections. The lab hopes to be able to create methods to manage diabetes in a less invasive way than traditional means. Congratulations to both Jennifer and Dr. Gu on their well-deserved funding for their exciting work!

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