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Curt D. Sigmund, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology was selected to receive the Carl J. Wiggers Award given by the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society. The Carl J. Wiggers Award is presented in honor of the section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers. Dr. Wiggers’ research...
Stephanie Alberico, B.S., a graduate student in the Narayanan Lab , received the Graduate Research Excellence Award in biology, life, mathematical and physical sciences and was awarded third place at teh Jakobsen Memorial Conference. The Graduate Research Excellence Awards honor students in...
Dr. Songhai Chen, Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has been awarded a 5-year 2.3 million National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI) research grant entitled: "Role of Gi/o-coupled receptor signaling in breast cancer progression"...
Drs. Stefan Strack and Yuriy Usachev, John P Long Professors of Pharmacology, were awarded a 5-year Iowa Neuroscience Institute Research Program of Excellence grant supported by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust entitled “Mitochondrial dynamics and calcium cycling in neuronal injury, excitability...
Charles A. Warwick successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on the 20th of April, 2017. His dissertation work was titled “The Role of Complement Component C5a in Nociceptive Sensitization” and focused on the mechanisms of neuro-immune interaction in development of chronic pain. Members of his thesis...
We are pleased to announce that effective today, April 17, 2017, Matthew Potthoff, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, becomes the Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD subprogram. Dr. Potthoff has an outstanding record of student training and longstanding dedication to...
Shao Yang Zhang, an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Justin L. Grobe, PhD, was selected to receive a 2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (UGSRF) from the American Physiological Society. His project focuses on understanding the role of the neurohormone, arginine vasopressin,...
Kyle Flippo passed his Ph.D. examination on Friday, April 7, 2017. His thesis title was "Phosphoregulation of Drp1 at the Mitochondria in vivo Regulates Ischemic Sensitivity in the Brain and Memory". Members of his thesis committee were the chair, Stefan Strack from the Departments of Pharmacology...
Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D., Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research, and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, will receive the 2017 Leadership in Research Award from the Vice-President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Iowa. The Leadership in Research Award is a lifetime achievement award that recognizes distinguished leadership in research and scholarly accomplishments over a career.
U.S. News & World Report rankings of Best Graduate Schools has announced a new set of rankings—Best States—in which Iowa ranked No. 6 overall and No. 5 for Health Care and No. 1 in Health Care Affordability.