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.
Sonja Plasil
Trainee
Email
slp114@pitt.edu

Education
BS Neuroscience, University of California, Santa Cruz


Funding Source
NIH T32 GM008424


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


Faculty Mentor
Gregg E. Homanics, PhD
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Research

I am interested in studying the neurological effectsof alcohol and potential novel therapeutics for alcoholism.
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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