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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...
Dr. Anne E. Kwitek, Associate Director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, received an award from the Environmental Health Science Research Center (EHSRC) entitled “Gene x Environment Influences on Bisphenol Exposure in Population-...
The PBI Best Paper Competition recognized graduate and postdoctoral scholars in University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute labs for papers published during the first half of the year. First-place winners receive $750 and second-place winners earn $500, both to be used for professional travel...
Jing Wu, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sigmund’s laboratory, has been awarded an Association-Wide Postdoctoral Fellowship (17POST33660685) from the American Heart Association for his project entitled “The Role of Endothelial Cullin3 in Vascular Function and Blood Pressure Regulation”. The goal of...
Dr. Stefan Strack, John Paul Long Professor and Associate Chair for Research of the Department of Pharmacology, and Dr. David Roman, Assistant Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapy, have received a 5-year, $1.26M training grant from the National Institute...
A generous gift from Dr. Gary G. Buterbaugh (Pharmacology, M.S. ‘67, Ph.D. ’69), now of Lakewood, Colorado, enabled the establishment in May of a new travel award for Pharmacology trainees to be given in the honor of Dr. James L. Spratt, M.D. Ph.D. (1932-2011). Spratt mentored Buterbaugh throughout...
Katherine Perschbacher has been selected to receive a 2017-2019 predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association. Katie is a graduate student in the Molecular & Cellular Biology program, performing her thesis work in the laboratory of Dr. Justin Grobe. Her project is focused on the...
Dr. Christopher Benson has been named the Clinical Chief of Cardiology for the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Benson is a Professor of Internal Medicine and of Pharmacology and Chief of Cardiology at the VA Medical Center. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota School of...
Curt D. Sigmund, PhD , the Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research, and professor and DEO of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2017 Leadership in Research Award by the Vice-President for Research and Economic Development...
Dr. Stefan Strack, John P. Long Professor of Pharmacology, was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) entitled “PP2A in neurodevelopmental disorders”. The project seeks to identify mechanisms by which recurrent de novo mutations in the protein phosphatase 2A...