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Publication Alert: Urs Lab

Congratulations to the Urs lab on their contribution to the recent publication titled “Computational insights into ligand-induced G protein and β-arrestin signaling of the dopamine D1 receptor” This research provided valuable computational insights into the possible molecular mechanism of diverse signaling profiles of the…

Publication Alert: Papke Lab

Congratulations to the Papke lab on their recent publication: “Silent agonists for α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors” The publication discuss models for the activation and desensitization of α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and the effects of efficacious type II positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) that destabilize α7 desensitized states.

Grant Alert: Dr. Nikhil Urs

Congratulations to Dr. Urs on his recent NIH R01 award! Title: Role of cortical catecholamines in regulating motivated behavior and striatal dopamine…

Dr. Guryanova wins Rising Star Award

During the College of Medicine’s Celebration of Research one of our own faculty members, Dr. Olga Guryanova, was awarded the Rising Star Award in Basic and Translational Science. Please help us congratulate her on this amazing achievement.

Publication Alert: Sweeney Lab

Congratulations to the Sweeney Lab on their recent publication: “Modulating fast skeletal muscle contraction protects skeletal muscle in animal models of Duchenne muscular dystrophy” The publication explored the role of fast skeletal muscle contraction in DMD with a novel, selective, orally active inhibitor of fast skeletal muscle myosin,…

Publication Alert: Wesson Lab

Congratulations to the Wesson lab on their recent publication: “Machine learning-based clustering and classification of mouse behaviors via respiratory patterns” The research uncovers a wide diversity in breathing patterns across spontaneous, attractive odor-, stress-, and fear-induced behaviors in mice. With collaborators the lab implemented a supervised machine learning…

Grant Alert: Natalie Johnson

Congratulations to Natalie Johnson for receiving a prestigious Dissertation Research Grant from UF’s Center for Addiction Research and Education! Mentor: Dr. Dan Wesson; Title: The impact of attractive e-cigarette odors on nicotine reward.

Publication Alert: Wesson Lab

Congratulations to the Wesson Lab on their recent publication: “Organization and engagement of a prefrontal-olfactory network during olfactory selective attention” The lab reports integration of the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), a collection of brain regions integral to attention, with the olfactory system in the context of…