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.
Emily Bossart
Trainee
Email
eah71@pitt.edu

Lab

Oesterreich Lab

Magee-Womens Research Institute, B608


Education

BS, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Penn State Behrend, 2012



Funding Source
NIH F31 CA203055


Faculty Mentor
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
B411 Magee-Women's Research Institute
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Publications/Abstracts
Nayak SR, Harrington E, Boone D, Hartmaier R, Chen J, Pathiraja TN, Cooper KL, Fine JL, Sanfilippo J, Davidson NE, Lee AV, Dabbs D, Oesterreich S. A Role for Histone H2B Variants in Endocrine-Resistant Breast Cancer. Horm Cancer. 2015 Dec;6(5-6):214-224. PMID: 26113056  PMCID:  PMC4807402
Katz TA, Vasilatos SN, Harrington E, Oesterreich S, Davidson NE, Huang Y. Inhibition of histone demethylase LSD2 (KDM1B), attenuates DNA methylation and increases sensitivity to DNMT inhibitor-induced apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Jul;146(1):99-108. PMID: 24924415    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
 
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
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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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