Our Research Let’s take a look.
Our department pursues research in pharmacology and therapeutics in a wide variety of ways. Delve into some of our various labs below:
Meet Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, and learn about her research on chromatin organization and epigenetic regulation on leukemia development.
As stated on his website, Daniel Kopinke’s lab deals with defects in primary cilia can result in a wide range of diseases, referred to as “ciliopathies.”
Jeffrey Martens says, “Our work is devoted to understanding mechanisms of olfaction, pathogenesis of olfactory dysfunction, and the development of curative therapies for anosmia.”
Steve Munger’s lab researches: mechanisms of alimentary chemosensation, extraoral chemoreceptors and the regulation of metabolism and olfactory detection of social cues.
Roger Papke says on his website, “We seek to revitalize these spirits and with our accumulating understanding of cellular function and disease identify specific ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors as therapeutic targets.”
On his website, Dan Wesson, Ph.D., says, “Here in the Wesson Lab, we explore the neural processing of sensory information in the context of behavior. ”
The Moehle Lab is interested in understanding the physiological, circuitry, and behavioral changes that cause the motor and non-motor symptoms of movement disorders and then translate these findings into novel therapeutics for these disorders.
Research in the Levitt Lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms underlying opioid-induced respiratory depression, which is the cause of death from opioid overdose. It will also help us understand the circuitry that generates and controls breathing – one of our most fundamental behaviors.