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As Cover of its February issue the journal Molecular Metabolism has selected the article by Balyssa Bell, a Pharmacology graduate student in the laboratory of Kamal Rahmouni, PhD. Ballyssa's article entitled "Differential Contribution of POMC and AgRP Neurons to the Regulation of Regional Autonomic...
Sharon Idiga, a third-year graduate student at the University of Iowa, believes every person should understand their body's cravings. "If you love sugar, why? If you're obese and you can't help to eat sugar, why is that?" said Idiga. Now, under the mentorship of Matthew Potthoff in the Molecular...
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...
Post-Comprehensive Research Award Sharon Idiga (Molecular Medicine Graduate Student, Potthoff lab) - The recent rise in obesity has been greatly influenced by food intake and diet composition. Although multiple studies have explored the complex regulation of macronutrient preference, the molecular...
Addison W. Woll completed his graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Curt Sigmund graduating with his MS in December 2017. His thesis title was the “Role of PPARg and Retinol Binding Protein 7 in the Vascular Endothelium.” Addison’s dissertation work focused on determining the mechanism of...
The 2017 Michael J. Brody Lecture was presented in October by Dr. C. Ronald Kahn of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kahn joined the impressive list of world-renowned scientists invited by Pharmacology graduate students to present the annual Brody Lecture, which has been a signature event in...
IT'S ALL DAD'S FAULT Katie Perschbacher is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Medicine Program under the mentorship of Justin Grobe. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2013 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Her research is focused on identifying the early molecular mechanisms that...
COMBATING SUGAR CRAVINGS Sharon Idiga is a third-year graduate student in the Molecular Medicine Program under the mentorship of Matthew Potthoff. She completed her bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research focuses...
Dawn Quelle and a team of sarcoma experts at UI (Drs. Rebecca Dodd, Munir Tanas, David Meyerholz and Dave Gordon) were recently awarded a pilot grant from the Sarcoma Research Program and Multidisciplinary Oncology Group. The work is focused on malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs), a...
Donald Morgan, College of Medicine . Morgan is a research specialist in the Department of Pharmacology in the UI College of Medicine. He has made many contributions toward research and teaching missions throughout his 38-year career, beginning at the VA Medical Center and then at the UI. His...