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September 19, 2023

Kassidy Jungles awarded CEW+ Fellowship for the 2023 school year

Kassidy Jungles, PhD student (Green Lab), has recently been awarded a competitive CEW+ Fellowship for the 2023 school year. This fellowship supports students at the University of Michigan who are conducting research on issues of importance to women. Read more about the fellowship here:
August 2, 2023

Congratulations to our grad students who completed their defenses this month!

Congratulations to our group of graduate students who have completed their dissertation defenses this past month. This includes Gissell Sanchez (Advisors: Emily Jutkiewicz and Alan Smrcka), Loyda Morales Rodriguez (Advisor: Manoj Puthenveedu), Nichelle Jackson (Advisor: Kevin Jones), Wenhui Wei (Advisor: Alan Smrcka), and Kelsey Kochan (Advisor:
July 27, 2023

Tenzin Ngodup receives NCI F31 award

Tenzin Ngodup, Pharmacology PhD student in the Lee lab, recently received the NCI F31 award for his work entitled "Role of hypoxia in fibroblast reprogramming in pancreatic cancer."

Congratulations, Tenzin!

July 27, 2023

Sean Hannifin (Lee Lab) has been awarded the NIH NRSA F31

Sean Hannifin, Immunology PhD student in the Lee lab, recently received the NCI F31 award for his work entitled "Hypoxic regulation of macrophage migration and function via fibroblast reprogramming in pancreatic cancer." Congratulations, Sean!
July 18, 2023

Ian Levine becomes 100th MS graduate to earn a Pharmacology degree

This August, the Department of Pharmacology will have 11 MS trainees graduating from our program, pushing the total number of MS trainees that have graduated from the Pharmacology program over 100! Based upon when each student applied to graduate, Ian Levine will become our 100th MS graduate to earn his Pharmacology degree. Congratulations to all
July 6, 2023

Dr. Andy Alt receives the OVPR Faculty Achievement Award

Dr. Andy Alt, Director of the Center for Chemical Genomics and Assistant Research Scientist in Pharmacology, recently received the OVPR Faculty Achievement Award. Dr. Alt’s discoveries hold significant therapeutic potential for treating opioid addiction. Congratulations, Dr. Alt!
June 6, 2023

Jean Carlos Rodriguez Diaz successfully defends dissertation

Jean Carlos Rodriguez Diaz, Neuroscience Ph.D. student (Jones Lab), successfully defended his dissertation "Role of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor in Synchronous Neuronal Network Activity" on June 5, 2023. Congratulations, Jean!
June 5, 2023

Dr. Julie Finnell, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ferrario Lab, has recently accepted a position in Pharmacology and Toxicology housed in the Jacobs School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo.

During her time in the Pharmacology department, Julie’s research has been broadly focused on understanding how reward centers of the brain drive feeding and how these centers and associated behaviors are changed after exposure to high fat or high sugar diets. She has had a variety of projects including assessing effects of intra-nucleus accumbens
May 22, 2023

Faculty Promotions (effective September 1, 2023)

Congratulations to the following faculty who have just received promotions (effective September 1, 2023). These were approved by the University of Michigan Board of Regents on May 18th:
May 18, 2023

Dr. Les Satin has book published for IOP Press

Dr. Les Satin, Joanne I Moore Research Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Pharmacology, and Professor of Internal Medicine, recently had a book published for IOP Press. Dr. Satin is an editor (and series chair) for the book "Calcium Signals: From single molecules to physiology". More info can be found here:

May 10, 2023

Chiamaka Ukachukwu is awarded Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

Chiamaka (Chi-Chi) Ukachukwu, Pharmacology Ph.D. student (Jones Lab), has recently been awarded a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant. The grant is designed to support Rackham graduate students who need assistance to carry out research that advances their progress toward their degree. Congratulations, Chi-Chi!
May 9, 2023

Dr. Rich Auchus quoted in CNN article

Dr. Rich Auchus, Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology, and James A Shayman and Andrea S Kevrick Professor of Translational Medicine, was recently quoted in CNN article "Scientists unlock new secrets from a male woolly mammoth tusk". Read the full article here: