Pharmacology and Toxicology

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    Student accomplishments

    Congratulations to Ms. Ellen Gillis (Sasser Laboratory) is the recipient of the 2014 American Physiological Society Physiologists in Industry Committee Predoctoral Novel Disease Model Award.

    Congratulations to Ms. Ashlyn Harmon (LaMarca Laboratory) has been named as one of the 2014 American Physiological Society Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section Pre-doctoral Research Recognition Award finalists for the upcoming Experimental Biology meeting.

    Congratulations to Ms. Jessica Faulkner (Didion Laboratory) is the recipient of a Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from theAmerican Physiological Society.

    Congratulations to Ellen Gillis for being selected to attend the American Physiological Society Professional Skills Training Course, “Professional Integrity: Best Practices for Publishing Your Work.” Ms. Gillis will attend this course in January 2014 that is designed to promote a better understanding of how to prepare a manuscript for publication with professional integrity.

     Congratulations to Ashlyn C. Harmon (mentor, Dr. Michael R. Garrett) for being awarded the Best Presentation by a pre-doctoral trainee on her talk “Identifying generic variants causative of increased kidney disease in the S.SHR(11) congenic model” at the 2013 Gulf Coast Physiological Society Meeting in Mobile, AL.

    Fouad Zouein received the Junior Initiative Award from the European Cytokine Society for his review article “LIF and the Heart: Just Another Brick in the Wall?”  Fouad A. Zouein, Mazen Kurdi, and George W. Booz.

    Presentation winners at Research Day 2012 - School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences

    • Ashlyn Harmon
    • Tiffani Slaughter

    Fouad Zouein was selected as a recipient of a 2012 Research Mini-Fellowship from the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine (SFRBM) for his study entitled Cardiac mitochondrial ROS production.

     

    Faculty and postdoctoral fellow accomplishments

    Dr. Ying Ge received a Postdoctoral Fellowship  from the American Heart Association for her research entitled, "Deficiency in the formation of 20-HETE in renal vasculature impairs both the myogenic & TGF responses in Dahl S rat.". Dr. Ge is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 

     Dr. Malikarjuna R. Pabbidi received a Scientist Development Grant in 2012 from the American Heart Association for his research entitled, "Genetic basis of cerebral blood flow (CBF) autoregulation in FHH rats". Dr. Pabbidi is currently an instructor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology. 

     Dr. Malikarjuna R. Pabbidi was the 2012 recipient of the Annual High Blood Pressure Research Conference New Investigator Award for his study entitled, “Identification of a Region of Rat Chromosome 1 That Impairs the Myogenic Response and Cerebral Blood Flow Autoregulation in Fawn Hooded Hypertensive Rats.” Dr. Pabbidi is an instructor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

    Dr. Sydney Murphy was the 2012 recipient of the Juan Carlos Romero Memorial Postdoctoral Travel and Research Recognition Award from the Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section of the American Physiological Society. Dr. Murphy received this award for her study entitled, “Upregulation of renal medullary 20-HETE production opposes the development of hypertension in Sleeping Beauty Transposon CYP4A1 transgenic Dahl S rats.” Dr. Murphy is an instructor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

    Dr. Jan Williams received a Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association for his project entitled, “Discovering new therapies for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.” Dr. Williams is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

    Dr. Jennifer Sasser received a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) from the NIH NIDDK for her project entitled, “Mechanisms of renoprotection by relaxin in hypertension.” Dr. Sasser is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.