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.
Braulio Bonilla
Graduate Student Researcher

MS, Molecular and Cell Biology, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, 2008
BS, Biological Sciences, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, 2008

Funding Source
Fulbright Scholarship

Awards Received
Fulbright Scholarship

Faculty Mentor
Kara A. Bernstein, PhD
G.5C Hillman Cancer Center 5117 Centre Avenue
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I am interested in understanding how failure of the DNA repair mechanisms lead to genomic instability; specifically I try to elucidate the function of the Shu complex in in preventing mutagenesis.

Rojas JJ, Sampath P, Bonilla B, Ashley A, Hou W, Byrd D, Thorne SH.Manipulating TLR Signaling Increases the Anti-tumor T Cell Response Induced by Viral Cancer Therapies. Cell Rep. 2016 Apr 12;15(2):264-73. PMID:  27050526 PMCID: PMC4830920


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.

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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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