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Publication Alert: Papke Lab

This study titled, “Differential Activation and Desensitization States Promoted by Noncanonical α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Agonists” reports a family of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists that break the rules about what the structure of a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist should be. It shows that the activity of these noncanonical…

Publication Alert: Guryanova Lab

Check out the the contributions made by the Guryanova Lab in the recent publication “miR-196b-TLR7/8 Signaling Axis Regulates Innate Immune Signaling and Myeloid Maturation in DNMT3A-Mutant AML”. The research used DNA methylation and miRNA expression was evaluated in human AML patient samples and in Dnmt3a/Flt3-mutant AML mice.

Invited Review: Bird Lab

We would like to highlight that Jonathan Bird and Zane Rowland have recently published an invited review in the Current Opinion on Cell Biology Journal. The review, titled “Myosin motors in sensory hair bundle assembly”, summarizes existing evidence for how MYO7A and MYO15A operate and how their…

News Alert: Coffee and Cigarettes

The upcoming publication entitled “Coffee and cigarettes: Modulation of high and low sensitivity α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by n-MP, a biomarker of coffee consumption” from Dr. Papke’s lab has been highlighted in the UF Health news. The UF Health article, written by Doug Bennett, can be read…

Publication Alert: Papke Lab

Please help us congratulate Dr. Papke’s Lab who published a paper in Addiction Biology on August 11th. The members who worked on the paper were Clare Stokes, Jose Pino, D. Walker Hagan, Gonzalo Torres, Edward Phelps, Nicole A. Horenstein, and Roger Papke. Their data suggest that toxic…

Publication Alert: Martens Lab

Dr. Martens Lab published a paper and were the cover article in the journal JCI inSIGHT.  The team of Chao Xie, Ph.D, Julien Habif, Kirill Ukhanov, PhD, Cedric Uytingco, PhD, Lian Zhang, PhD, Robert Campbell and Jeffrey Martens, PhD report that aberrant ciliary redistribution of phospholipid PI(4,5)P2…

Publication Alert: Urs Lab

Please help us congratulate Dr. Urs’ Lab who published a paper in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience on 06/06/2022. The UF Pharmacology team, led by Nikhil Urs, Ph.D. and Nicole Horenstein, Ph.D, used medicinal chemistry to generate small aryl fragments, and employed screening assays and computerized docking…

Publication Alert: Bird Lab

We are very happy to announce that work from Dr. Bird’s lab was published on 7/20/2022 at Science Advances. This was a collaboration with a cryo-EM expert at Rockefeller University, where they have generated the first ever structures of the Myo15a “motor domain” – a key part…

Publication Alert: Munger Lab

We would like to highlight the Munger Lab’s contributions in the recent publication “Utilization of Nasal Mucus to Investigate the Pathophysiology of Chronic Rhinosinusitis”. It has been published in the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and reviews papers published in English pertaining to nasal mucus was performed using…

Fellowship Alert: Natalie Johnson Awarded NIH Fellowship

Third year Pharmacology PhD candidate Natalie Johnson of the Wesson Lab has been awarded a highly competitive 3-year duration fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The title of her grant is “Olfactory Mechanisms Supporting Attraction to e-Cigarette Odors”. In her project,…