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Katherine Wright Receives Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Wright was recently 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 odor hedonics. In her postdoctoral NRSA F32 fellowship, titled, “Learned odor preferences and estradiol,” Dr. Wright will…

Publication from the Harrison Lab

On Jan. 14, the research journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a paper from our department’s Joe Flores-Toro, a graduate student, and Dr. Jeffrey Harrison. The paper, titled, “CCR2 inhibition reduces tumor myeloid cells and unmasks a checkpoint inhibitor effect to slow progression of resistant…

Publication from the Kopinke Lab

The first paper produced in the Kopinke Lab has been accepted by the journal, Cell! Graduate student Alessandra Norris and Daniel Kopinke, the PI, discovered that pre-adipocytes possess a primary cilium, which acts as a cellular antenna to sense and interpret environmental cues. Genetically removing cilia from preadipocytes prevented…

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…