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Publication from the Levitt Lab

The first paper produced in the Levitt Lab has been accepted in the Journal of Physiology. The contributing authors are Adrienn G. Varga (UF post-doc), Brandon T. Reid (UF undergraduate), Brigitte L. Kieffer and Erica S. Levitt. Congratulations on this accomplishment!…

José Peña Bravo Delivers Alumnus Seminar

José Peña Bravo, a postdoc in Dr. Wesson’s lab, delivered an invited alumnus seminar to his Ph.D. institution, the Medical University of South Carolina, on Sept. 25. This seminar was part of a series at the university, called Diversity Alumni Speaker Series. It was sponsored by MUSC’s Office of…

Chao Xie Awarded for Top Poster Presentation

Congratulations to Chao Xie, a graduate student in Dr. Martens’ lab,  for being selected for having one of the top Student Poster Presentations in the FASEB Science Research Conference (The Biology of Cilia and Flagella). Chao Xie stands in front of his poster. Coincidentally, the award came with a book entitled…

UF Ranked No. 7 in Public Universities

This September, the University of Florida moved up to No. 7 in public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report in their 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university improved on its No. 8 spot on the list last year. It is now tied with the University…

Hillary Cansler Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Cansler was awarded a prestigious three-year fellowship from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to study the brain mechanisms that allow for selective attention to odors. In her postdoctoral NRSA F32 fellowship, titled, “Odor-Directed Attention and the Medial Prefrontal Cortex,”…

Betty Wang Wins Silver Medal

Congratulations to pharmacology concentration student Betty Wang, who received a silver medal at the 44th Annual Medical Guild of the College of Medicine Graduate Student Competition! It was held April 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the…

Joe Flores-Toro’s Abstract Accepted to Young Investigators Symposium

Joe Flores-Toro, one of our very own graduate students, had his abstract accepted for the ASPET Division for Cancer Pharmacology Young Investigators Symposium. His abstract was also one of ten from each host society chosen to be featured early at the welcome reception for the event. His abstract is titled, “CCR2…

Joe Flores-Toro Wins Best Poster Award

Joe Flores-Toro, a graduate student in the Harrison lab, was the recipient of a Best Poster award at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuro-oncology. The title of his presentation was “The combination of CCR2 antagonist and PD-1 blockade prolongs survival in immune checkpoint inhibitor resistant…

Betty Wang Wins a UFHCC Predoctoral Award and an International Student Achievement Award

One of our department’s graduate students, Betty Wang, won two very prestigious and competitive awards: a UFHCC Pre-doctoral Award and an International Student Achievement Award. The UFHCC Predoctoral Awards are awarded annually to up to five graduate students. These awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates who…

Dr. Papke Releases a New Publication in Molecular Pharmacology

One of our professors, Dr. Roger Papke, has just released a new publication titled, “Macroscopic and Microscopic Activation of a7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors by the Structurally Unrelated Allosteric Agonist-Positive Allosteric Modulators (ago-PAMs) B-973Band GAT107,” in Molecular Pharmacology. Read it here!…