Courtney Andersen studies the role of estrogen receptor-alpha in ovarian cancer.
Chris Barnes investigates the structural details by which transcription factor activity regulates RNA Polymerase II during the universal process of eukaryotic gene expression.
Soma Jobaggy studies nitrated fatty acid pharmacology and the antioxidant response in hypertensive end-organ damage.
Allison Nagle studies growth factor receptor signaling in breast cancer.
Journal Club Schedule

Pharmacology Journal Club

is held on selected Mondays during the Fall and Spring Terms in the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Tower, Conference Room 1395 beginning at 8:30 am.


Announcements may also be found on:

 The Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Events Calendar

and on the electronic message board in the main hall on the 13th floor of BSTWR.



4/24/2017- 8:30 AM : Zachary Yochum
"HDAC8 and STAT3 repress BMF gene activity in colon cancer cells"

Previous Journal Clubs

4/24/2017- 8:30 AM : Zachary Yochum
"HDAC8 and STAT3 repress BMF gene activity in colon cancer cells"

4/17/2017- 8:30 AM : Gregory Buchan
"Molecular Basis for Redox Activation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Kinase"

3/20/2017- 8:30 AM : Braulio Bonilla
"IGF-1R inhibition sensitizes breast cancer cells to ATM-related kinase (ATR) inhibitor and cisplatin"

2/27/2017- 8:30 AM : Nolan Priedigkeit
"The Osteogenic Niche Promotes Early-Stage Bone Colonization of Disseminated Breast Cancer Cells"

2/13/2017- 8:30 AM : Nicholas Smith
"Human placental trophoblasts confer viral resistance to recipient cells"

1/30/2017- 8:30 AM : Soma Jobbagy
"Attenuation of lung fibrosis in mice with a clinically relevant inhibitor of glutathione-S-transferase π"

1/9/2017- 8:30 AM : Eleanor Johnston
"Oxidative guanine base damage regulates human telomerase activity"

12/12/2016- 8:30 AM : Shireen Attaran
"Cooperative Assembly of TGF-b Superfamily Signaling Complexes Is Mediated by Two Disparate Mechanisms and Distinct Modes of Receptor Binding"

12/5/2016- 8:30 AM : Andrew Lamade
"Inhibition of mitochondrial protein import by mutant huntingtin"

12/2/2016- 10:30 AM : Christopher Barnes
Mechanistic insights into eukaryotic transcription using novel crystallographic techniques

11/28/2016- 8:30 AM : Stephanie Mutchler
"Nonhematopoietic Nrf2 dominantly impedes adult progression of sickle cell anemia in mice"

11/14/2016- 8:30 AM : Song-My Hoang
"Telomere Replication Stress Induced by POT1 Inactivation Accelerates Tumorigenesis"

11/7/2016- 8:30 AM : Vera Procaccia
"Broad Phenotypic Changes Associated with Gain of Radiation Resistance in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer"

10/31/2016- 8:30 AM : Ravi Patel
"Chemotherapeutic potential of diazeniumdiolate-based aspirin prodrugs in breast cancer"

10/24/2016- 8:30 AM : Zheqi Li

10/10/2016- 8:30 AM : Ryan Staudt
"Radixin Assembles cAMP Effectors Epac and PKA into a Functional cAMP Compartment"

10/3/2016- 8:30 AM : Alparslan Asan
"Loss of GPR3 reduces the amyloid plaque burden and improves memory in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models"

9/26/2016- 8:30 AM : Anastasia Gorelova
"Crystal structure of rhodopsin bound to arrestin by femtosecond X-ray laser"

9/19/2016- 8:30 AM : Alison Nagle
"Tocopherols Inhibit Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress in Estrogen-Induced Early Mammary Hyperplasia in ACI Rats"

9/12/2016- 8:30 AM : Josh Lorenz - Guertin
"Blockade of PDGFR-β activation eliminates morphine analgesic tolerance."
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4/24/2017 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Zachary Yochum

4/27/2017 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Roderick Dashwood, Ph.D.

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in National Research Council Rankings

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index

Outcomes:  Time to degree, last five graduating clasess:  4.64 years, Completion Rate: 92.6%

Ranked #9 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for seventeen consecutive years

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