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
Trainee
Email
alw196@pitt.edu

Lab

Vilardaga Lab

E1106 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower


Education

BS in Chemistry



Funding Source
NIH T32 GM008424


Awards Received

ARCS Scholar Award

Cotswold Fellowship-2017

National Institute of General Medicine Sciences Training Grant – Predoctoral Training in Pharmacological Sciences – T32


Faculty Mentor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD
E1357 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
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Research

I am interested in GPCR signaling and trafficking.




Publications/Abstracts

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

STUDENT NEWS


UPCOMING EVENTS
10/25/2018 10:45 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
BraulioBonilla


10/25/2018 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Yang Liu, Ph.D.


11/1/2018 10:45 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Sonja Plasil


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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