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.
Alex White
Graduate Student Researcher


BS in Chemistry

Awards Received

ARCS Scholar Award
Cotswold Fellowship-2017

Faculty Mentor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD
E1357 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
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I am interested in GPCR signaling and trafficking.


Dube, S.; Dube, H.; Green, N.B.; Larsen, E.M.; White, A.; et al. In vivo delivery and activation of masked fluorogenic hydrolase substrates by endogenous hydrolases in C. elegans. ChemBioChem. 2017 Sep 19; 18(18): 1807-1813. doi: 10.1002/cbic.201700278. Epub 2017 Aug 7.PMCID:PMC5605452


3/22/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
David Harrison, M.D.

3/29/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Yuanyuan Chen, Ph.D.

4/3/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Special Seminar
Craig J. Burd, Ph.D.

Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

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

Outcomes:  Time to disseration, last five graduating clasess:  4.5 years, Completion Rate: 84.8%

Ranked #12 in National of Institute of Health funding of departments of Pharmacology

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for twenty two consecutive years

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