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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...
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,...
ICRU's Research Fellows Program is designed to promote undergraduate engagement in research and creative projects. The program allows current University of Iowa undergraduates in any discipline to work with UI faculty or P&S staff mentors on a specific project during the academic year and/or...
Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, chair and departmental officer of the Department of Pharmacology and Roy J Carver Chair in Hypertension Research, has received the Carl J. Wiggers Award given by the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society (APS). Sigmund received the award at the...
Sharon Idiga, a third year Molecular Medicine graduate student in the Potthoff laboratory, has been awarded an individual 2018-2020 Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association for her project titled “Novel Endocrine Circuit Regulating Sugar Satiety.” The project is aimed at...
At the annual CCOM Health Sciences Research Week in April of this year, three Pharmacology trainees were recognized with best poster awards. In the Graduate Student category, awards were given to Grant Walters, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience student training in the laboratory...
Lucas D. BonDurant has completed his graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Potthoff and will graduate with his PhD in May 2018. His thesis title was "The Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis by FGF21." BonDurant's dissertation work focused on the mechanism of FGF21 in regulating glucose...