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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…

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…

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.