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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...
Stefan Strack was awarded a research grant entitled “Deciphering molecular pathogenesis and developing mouse models of PPP2R5D mutations” from Jordan’s Guardian Angels, a private NPO. The goals of this proposal are to 1) identify mechanisms by which recurrent de novo mutations in a regulatory...
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...
A major barrier to neuroendocrine tumor (NET) research is the scarcity of well-validated NET cell lines and model systems for study. Dawn Quelle and NET SPORE colleagues (Drs. Bellizzi, Darbro, Fath, and Howe) were awarded a Developmental Research Project (DRP) award for their project, “Development...
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) at The University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, is pleased to announce the results of its seventh round of pilot and feasibility research grants. These grant awards fund innovative pilot projects by early career investigators...
Magdalene K. Ameka completed her graduate work in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Potthoff graduating with her PhD in August 2017. Her thesis title was "The Role of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) in Regulating Energy Homeostasis." Magdalene's dissertation work focused on the mechanism of FGF21...