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Congratulations Erica Levitt!

Please join me in congratulating Erica Levitt who was awarded a Neuropharmacology Early Career Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).   https://www.aspet.org/aspet/meetings-awards/aspet-awards/aspet-scientific-achievement-awards/aspet-award-winners/2022-award-winners/   Way to Go Erica!!…

Research Paper Published in Clinical Cancer Research Journal

A research paper “DNMT3A harboring leukemia-associated mutations directs sensitivity to DNA damage at replication forks” from our department was published in the scientific journal Clinical Cancer Research. The study, spearheaded by Kartika Venugopal, a PhD student in the Guryanova lab, paves the way to a new personalized…

Victoria Leroy named one of nine 2021 ASPET Washington Fellows

Victoria Leroy was named one of only nine 2021 ASPET Washington Fellow. She is working on her PhD in Biomedical Sciences in the Pharmacology department. Leroy’s research under Dr. Ashish Sharma focuses on “the mechanisms of inflammation resolution in post-lung transplant injury to identify potential therapeutic targets.” Under the Washington…

Congratulations to the 2021 SURF Program Fellows

Please join me in congratulating the  2021 SURF Program Fellows! Kimberly Correia University of Florida, Gainesville FL Major: Psychology & Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. SURF Mentor:  Gemma Casadesus, PhD   Anthony Luis Chapman University, Orange CA Major:…

New publication: the Kopinke Lab publishes research in Scientific Reports

The Kopinke lab published a research article in Scientific Reports, titled Automatic and unbiased segmentation and quantification of myofibers in skeletal muscle.  The article discusses the team’s novel ImageJ plugin, LabelsToRois, which “allows processing of multiple Cellpose segmentation in batches.” It also has functions that allows for the identification…

Jordan Bateman awarded a 2-year NIH Service Award Fellowship

Congratulations go out to graduate student Jordan Bateman (Mentor: Erica Levitt, PharmD, PhD), who was recently awarded a 2-year NIH F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award Fellowship.   This prestigious and highly sought-after NIH-National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) fellowship will investigate the neural mechanisms of opioid-induced…