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.

 

 

10/3/2016- 8:30 AM : Alparslan Asan
"Loss of GPR3 reduces the amyloid plaque burden and improves memory in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models"

10/10/2016- 8:30 AM : Ryan Staudt
"TBA"

10/24/2016- 8:30 AM : Zheqi Li
"TBA"

10/31/2016- 8:30 AM : Ravi Patel
"TBA"

11/7/2016- 8:30 AM : Vera Procaccia
"TBA"

11/14/2016- 8:30 AM : My Hoang
"TBA"

11/28/2016- 8:30 AM : Stephanie Mutchler
"TBA"

12/5/2016- 8:30 AM : Andrew Lamade
"TBA"

12/12/2016- 8:30 AM : Shireen Attaran
"TBA"



Previous Journal Clubs

12/12/2016- 8:30 AM : Shireen Attaran
"TBA"

12/5/2016- 8:30 AM : Andrew Lamade
"TBA"

11/28/2016- 8:30 AM : Stephanie Mutchler
"TBA"

11/14/2016- 8:30 AM : My Hoang
"TBA"

11/7/2016- 8:30 AM : Vera Procaccia
"TBA"

10/31/2016- 8:30 AM : Ravi Patel
"TBA"

10/24/2016- 8:30 AM : Zheqi Li
"TBA"

10/10/2016- 8:30 AM : Ryan Staudt
"TBA"

10/3/2016- 8:30 AM : Alparslan Asan
"Loss of GPR3 reduces the amyloid plaque burden and improves memory in Alzheimer’s disease mouse models"

9/26/2016- 8:30 AM : Anastasia Gorelova
"Crystal structure of rhodopsin bound to arrestin by femtosecond X-ray laser"

9/19/2016- 8:30 AM : Alison Nagle
"Tocopherols Inhibit Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress in Estrogen-Induced Early Mammary Hyperplasia in ACI Rats"

9/12/2016- 8:30 AM : Josh Lorenz - Guertin
"Blockade of PDGFR-β activation eliminates morphine analgesic tolerance."

8/19/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Julia Woodcock and Ryan Staudt

  "Therapeutic Actions of Electrophilic Nitroalkenes in Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Anti-metastatic Effect via NFkappa B signaling"
Julia Woodcock

and

"Mapping the Binding Site for Small Molecule HIV-1 Nef Antagonists"
Ryan Staudt



8/12/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Nolan Priedigkeit

"Transcriptomic evolution of breast cancer metastases to the brain"
Nolan Priedigkeit



8/5/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Ravi Patel and Stephanie Mutchler

"Targeting SRC-family kinases to combat acquired inhibitor resistance in FLT3-ITD+ AML"
Ravi Patel

and

"The Epithelial Sodium Channel (ENaC) in the Vascular Endothelium"
Stephanie Mutchler



7/22/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Joshua Lorenz Guertin and Gregory Buchan

"Diazepam tolerance is initiated by alterations in synaptic GABA(A) receptor availability"
Joshua Lorenz Guertin

and

"Characterizing the formation of electrophilic fatty acid derivatives during viral infection and detailing their role in pathogenesis"
Gregory Buchan



7/15/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Anastasia Gorelova

  "Proposed role of Axl kinase in endothelial proliferation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"
Anastasia Gorelova
 



7/8/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Zachary Yochum

 "TWIST1 Suppresses Apoptosis and Mediates Therapeutic Resistance in Oncogene Driven Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer"
Zachary Yochum



6/24/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Rochelle Fletcher

"Molecular Mechanisms of Death Receptor Signaling in NSAID-mediated chemoprevention"
Rochelle Fletcher



6/3/2016- 9:00 AM : Graduate Student Summer Seminar presented by Soma Jobbagy

"Electrophilic nitro-oleic acid modulates glutathione biosynthesis, recycling, and inflammatory signaling."

Soma Jobbagy


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STUDENT NEWS


UPCOMING EVENTS
10/3/2016 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Alparslan Asan


10/4/2016 3:30 PM Pharmacology & Chemical Biology Seminar Series
Amantha Thathiah, Ph.D.


10/10/2016 8:30 AM Molecular Pharmacology Journal Club
Ryan Staudt


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 degree, last five graduating clasess:  4.64 years, Completion Rate: 92.6%

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

Ranked in the top 15 in funding for seventeen consecutive years




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