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.
Nolan Carew



Straub Lab

BS Biological Sciences, University Of Pittsburgh

Faculty Mentor
Adam C. Straub, PhD
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I am currently interested in investigating the mechanisms the abrogate oxidative stress during heart failure.

Rahaman MM, Nguyen AT, Miller MP, Hahn SA, Sparacino-Watkins C, Jobbagy S, Carew NT, Cantu-Medellin N, Wood KC, Baty CJ, Schopfer FJ, Kelley EE, Gladwin MT, Martin E, Straub AC. Cytochrome b5 Reductase 3 Modulates Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Redox State and cGMP Signaling. Circ Res. 2017 Jul 7;121(2):137-148. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.310705. Epub 2017 Jun 5. PMID: 28584062 PMCID: PMC5527687
Smith Sm And Carew Nt*, Milcarek C. Rna Polymerases In Plasma Cells Trav-Ell2 The Beat Of A Different Drum. World J Immunol 2015; 5(3): 99-112 *Co-First Authors
Nelson Am, Carew Nt, Smith Sm, Milcarek C (2018) Rna Splicing In The Transition From B Cells To Antibody Secreting Cells; The Influences Of Ell2, Snrna, And Er Stress. Second Draft Under Review, J. Immun.

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Program Achievements

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

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

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

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

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