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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.
Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D., Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology delivered the 2017 Distinguished Lecture in Systems Molecular Medicine in the Center of Systems Molecular Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin on March 1, 2017. Dr. Sigmund’s...
The Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology while an undergraduate at Iowa. In her junior year of study, Amanda’s life tragically ended after being struck by a motor...
Justin L. Grobe, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, was named as the 2017 recipient of the Arthur C. Guyton Award from the American Physiological Society.
Pharmacology professors Stefan Strack, PhD, and Yuriy Usachev, PhD, were named the John Paul Long Professor of Pharmacology.
Yujia (Jenny) Liu, graduate student in Pharmacology working in the laboratory of Dr. Stefan Strack, was awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship. The two-year award that began on January 1, 2017 is entitled “Interplay Between AKAP1-scaffolded Calcineurin and PKA in Mitochondrial...