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Research Seminar: Laura M. Bohn, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Laura M. Bohn, Ph.D., of the Scripps Research Institute, will be presenting a seminar titled, “Optimizing Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve Pain Therapeutics.” It will take place at 11 a.m. in the Communicore Building (Room C1-7).

Research Seminar: Yan Liu, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, Yan Liu, Ph.D., of the Indiana University School of Medicine, will be presenting a seminar titled, “Understanding and Targeting Pre-leukemic Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Leukemia Stem Cells.” It will take place at 11 a.m. in R5-265.

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…

Fall 2019 Department Defenses

This fall semester, our department was extremely proud to host three defenses: David Fireman,Dimitri Koutzoumis, Joe Flores-Toro. We are so proud of all our graduating students! Check out more about their defenses below.

Research Seminar: Emily R. Liman, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Emily R. Liman, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California will be presenting a seminar titled, “Sensing Sour: The Otop1 Proton Channel from Function to Structure.” It will take place at 11 a.m. in R5-265. This seminar is co-sponsored by the UF Center for Smell and…

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!…

Thesis Defense: David Fireman

David Fireman, whose mentor is Nikhil Urs, Ph.D., will be defending his master’s thesis called “Optimizing Neuronal Circuit Tracing of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons.” The defense will take place at 11 a.m. in ARB R5-265.

Final Defense: Joe Flores-Toro

One of our Ph.D. candidates, Joe Flores-Toro, will be presenting his final defense on Thursday, Oct. 24. His defense is called, “Targeting CCR2-Expressing Myeloid Cells to Overcome Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Resistance in Glioma.” He has worked within the laboratory of Jeffrey Harrison, Ph.D.

Final Defense: Dimitri Koutzoumis

One of our Ph.D. candidates, Dimitri Koutzoumis, will be presenting his final defense on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. His defense is called, “The Role of Gut Microbiota and Bacterial Metabolites on Dopamine Neuron Vulnerability.” He has worked within the laboratory of Gonzalo Torres, Ph.D.

Research Seminar: Luigi Puglielli, MD, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Luigi Puglielli, MD, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health will be presenting a seminar titled, “The Endoplasmic Reticulum Acetylation Machinery and the Control of Proteostasis: from Biology to Therapeutics.” It will take place at 11 a.m. in R5-265.