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
Graduate Student Researcher
Email
alw196@pitt.edu

Education

BS in Chemistry



Awards Received

ARCS Scholar Award
Cotswold Fellowship-2017



Faculty Mentor
Jean-Pierre Vilardaga, PhD
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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
11/27/2017 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Lloyd Harvey


11/30/2017 12:00 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Jeffrey L. Brodsky, Ph.D.


12/4/2017 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Andrew Lamade


Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Event Calendar

Program Achievements

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

Molecular Pharmacology Graduate Program Ranked #2 in Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index


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 consecutive years




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