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Ted Abel is mobilizing an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Iowa who are committed to improving the lives of individuals with psychiatric and neurological disorders. For him, the mission is personal. Link: https://nyti.ms/2Ufh2Ld
Jordan Kohlmeyer, PhD student, Molecular Medicine Graduate Progream, Dawn Quelle Laboratory Fights cancer Jordan is one of 42 outstanding University of Iowa undergraduate and graduate students featured in the Dare to Discover banner campaign, launching today in downtown Iowa City. The campaign...
A U.S. patent was issued on Dec 18, 2018 to Rory A. Fisher, Adele Stewart, Biswanath Maity, Christopher Bodle and David Roman entitled “Treating Alcohol-mediated Disorders by Inhibition of RGS6.” This patent includes a method for ameliorating or alleviating the effects of ethanol consumption in an...
Graduate program: Pharmacology Undergraduate Institution: Wright State University, Ohio (MS), NET Pharmacy College, India (BPharm) Hometown: Lalitpur, Nepal Why did you choose the University of Iowa to pursue your graduate degree? Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa is one...
Ted Abel, director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and Interim Chair and DEO of the Department of Pharmacology, has received a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) award to continue his research into autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The project, “Translating Drug Discovery in...
Erica Cole is proof of the old adage that necessity is the mother of invention. A senior at the University of Iowa, Cole, 22, came back to Iowa City different for the fall semester. The chemistry major had lost her leg in a car accident in May while visiting Colorado. Months later, with the support...
Guorui Deng, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Grobe’s laboratory, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship (19POST34380239) from the American heart Association for his project entitled “Mechanisms of angiotensin AT1A signal transduction in AgRP neurons for metabolic rate control”. The objective of...
A recent study by researchers led by the University of Iowa’s director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Ted Abel, takes a step forward in research on why autism predominately affects males. The researchers tested lab mice, studying them for abnormalities in specifically reward-learning behavior...
Katherine (Katie) Perschbacher completed her thesis work in the lab of Justin Grobe, PhD (Pharmacology). Her translational research project identified a novel role for the Regulator of G Protein Signaling-2 (RGS2) within the placenta in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, and involved an array of...
Mengya Wang (Pharmacology Graduate Student, Russo lab) - Migraine is a prevalent neurological disease, affecting approximately 12% of Americans. Although prevalent, the mechanisms underlying migraine remain elusive and effective treatments are lacking. Alpha-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)...