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Grant Alert: Victoria Leroy

Congratulations to Victoria Leroy on her recent NRSA F31 grant. Victoria is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Ashish Sharma. This grant was awarded by the NIH NHLBI to support Victoria’s research on monocytic-MDSCs as resolution mediators of post-transplant lung ischemia-reperfusion injury.

Seminar Alert: Dr. Roger Papke

Congratulations to Dr. Papke on his invitation and participation in the European Psychoneuroimmunology Network monthly seminar. He presented his seminar titled “Functions of desensitized nicotinic acetylcholine receptors” on April 18th, 2023. The presentation took place at the Center for Mind, Brain and Behavior which is a joint research…

Publication Alert: Moehle Lab

Congratulations to the Moehle lab for their recent publication titled “The muscarinic M4 acetylcholine receptor exacerbates symptoms of movement disorders” The research found the following perspectives: The development of M4 selective compounds is an exciting and important development for the investigation and treatment of movement disorders.

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…

Welcome Dr. Sharonda Harris!

We are excited to welcome back to our Department, Sharonda Harris, PhD, as the Assistant Director for Research Administration. Dr. Harris received her PhD from the University of Mississippi in Pharmacology & Toxicology. She then was a postdoctoral associate from 2015-2021, first in the lab of Dr. Gonzalo…