Sandgren defends thesis and returns to clinical MSTP

On Friday December 15, 2017, Jeremy A. Sandgren defended his thesis entitled “Vasopressin in Preeclampsia.”  Jeremy is a combined MD+PhD graduate student enrolled in the MSTP program within the Carver College of Medicine, and has worked toward his PhD requirements within the Pharmacology graduate program in the laboratory of Justin L. Grobe, PhD since 2014.  Jeremy’s research is focused on both the mechanisms controlling the release of the neurohormone, arginine vasopressin (AVP), and the role of AVP in the pathogenesis of the pregnancy-related cardiovascular disorder, preeclampsia.  His work has been supported by an individual predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association, and has resulted in a large number of abstracts, awards, and manuscripts.  Among these awards Jeremy received first place in the American Physiological Society / Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section’s Portland Press Predoctoral Research Recognition Award oral presentation competition at Experimental Biology 2017.  In February Jeremy will return to the clinical portion of his combined degree training, and graduation with both degrees is anticipated in May 2019.

Monday, December 18, 2017