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Drs. Songhai Chen, MD, PhD and Mark Stamnes, PhD, Associate Professors in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, have been awarded a Carver Collaborative Grant. The project is titled “Identification of novel genetic determinants of endocrine resistance in breast...
Dr. Guo, an Assistant Research Scientist in the laboratory of Kamal Rahmouni in the Department of Pharmacology in the UI College of Medicine, was selected for the Outstanding Staff Award based on his tremendous contribution toward research and teaching missions of the UI since he joined the...
Justin L. Grobe, PhD, FAHA has been awarded a 2018-2019 Carver Trust Medical Research Initiative Grant. This pilot grant, titled “Are principal cells the ‘principal problem’ for preeclampsia?” will utilize state of the art single-cell RNA sequencing techniques to investigate changes in the...
An NIH program project grant, “Genetic and Signaling Mechanisms in the Central Regulation of Blood Pressure,” administrated by Principal Investigator Dr. Curt Sigmund of Pharmacology was successfully renewed for the second time in 2018. The continuation will fund three projects and three scientific...
Leslie Carrillo-Sáenz recently completed the Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) . This program is designed for recent graduates from traditionally underrepresented groups in biomedical fields to gain experience before entering graduate school. Learn more about Sáenz and how the...
Rory A. Fisher, PhD , Professor of the Department of Pharmacology, with the collaboration of Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan, has been awarded a 5-year $2.0 million National Institutes of Health (NIAAA) R01 Research Grant entitled “RGS6 in mesolimbic circuits as a therapeutic target for alcohol use...
Stefan Strack, Yuriy Usachev, and Mark Yorek (Internal Medicine, Veterans Administration) were awarded a multi-PI R01 from the National Institutes for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) entitled “Targeting Mitochondrial Fission for Neuroprotection in Diabetic Neuropathy”. The...
Balyssa B. Bell has completed her graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Kamal Rahmouni and will graduate with her PhD in May 2018. Her thesis title was "Hypothalamic Mechanisms Underlying the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Actions of Leptin." Balyssa's dissertation work focused on the differential...
Kevin Chen, and undergraduate student researcher in the Grobe laboratory, received an individual Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (2018 UGSRF) from the American Physiological Society. Mr. Chen will be studying the mechanisms controlling osmotic balance and blood volume control during...
Shao Zhang, an undergraduate student researcher in the Grobe laboratory, received an individual Undergraduate Research Excellence Fellowship (2018 UGREF) from the American Physiological Society to continue his ongoing research. Mr. Zhang has worked in the Grobe laboratory for several years,...