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.



Previous Journal Clubs

4/19/2019- 10:00 AM : Alparslan Asan

"Nitroalkene-mediated Repression of Homologous Recombination as a Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer"


4/18/2019- 10:45 AM : Andy Lamade
"Functional PDF Signaling in the Drosophila Circadian Neural Circuit is Gated by Ral A-Dependent Modulation"

4/11/2019- 10:45 AM : Nicole Kaminski
"Comprehensive Phenotypic Characterization of Human Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Cell Lines in 2D and 3D Cultures"

4/4/2019- 10:45 AM : Thong Luong
"Inhibiting Mitochondrial DNALigase IIIa Activates Caspase 1–Dependent Apoptosis in Cancer Cells"

4/3/2019- 1:00 PM : Stephanie Mutchler

"The Effects of Salt and Aldosterone on Vascular and Renal Function"


3/28/2019- 10:45 AM : Victoria Veroli
"lncRNA Epigenetic Landscape Analysis Identifies EPIC1 as an Oncogenic lncRNA that Interacts with MYCand Promotes Cell-Cycle Progression in Cancer"

3/21/2019- 10:45 AM : Lloyd Harvey
"Membrane Charge Directs the Outcome of F-BAR Domain Lipid Binding and Autoregulation"

3/7/2019- 10:45 AM : Alp Asan
"Toll Receptor-Mediated Hippo Signaling Controls Innate Immunity in Drosophila"

2/21/2019- 10:45 AM : Alex White
"Mechanistic insights into allosteric regulation of the A2A adenosine G protein-coupled receptor by physiological cations"

2/7/2019- 10:45 AM : Regina Schnegelberger
"The Hepatic “Matrisome” Responds Dynamically to Injury: Characterization of Transitional Changes to the Extracellular Matrix in Mice"

1/17/2019- 10:45 AM : Greg Buchan
"B Cell Receptor and CD40 Signaling Are Rewired for Synergistic Induction of the c-Myc Transcription Factor in Germinal Center B Cells"

1/10/2019- 10:45 AM : Nolan Carew
"Diet-Induced Circadian Enhancer Remodeling Synchronizes Opposing Hepatic Lipid Metabolic Processes"

12/13/2018- 10:45 AM : Song-My Hoang
"ATR kinase inhibition induces unscheduled origin firing through a Cdc7-dependent association between GINS and And-1"

12/6/2018- 10:45 AM : Greg Buchan
"Activation of cell-surface proteases promotes necroptosis, inflammation and cell migration"

11/29/2018- 10:45 AM : Heidi Schmidt
"Hop (Humulus lupulus L.) Extract and 6-Prenylnaringenin Induce P450 1A1 Catalyzed Estrogen 2-Hydroxylation"

11/15/2018- 10:45 AM : Joseph Galley
"Targeting p75 neurotrophin receptors ameliorates spinal cord injury-induced detrusor sphincter dyssynergia in mice"

11/8/2018- 10:45 AM : Atinuke Dosunmu-Ogunbi
"Nitrite and nitrate-dependent generation of anti-inflammatory fatty acid nitroalkenes"

11/1/2018- 10:45 AM : Sonja Plasil
"Cytosolic calcium coordinates mitochondrial energy metabolism with presynaptic activity."

10/25/2018- 10:45 AM : BraulioBonilla
"Super-Resolution Imaging of Higher-Order Chromatin Structuresat Different Epigenomic States in Single Mammalian Cells"

10/11/2018- 10:45 AM : Zheqi Li
"Pioglitazone rapidly reduces neuropathic pain through astrocyte and nongenomic PPARg mechanisms"
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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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