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Dr. Bina Joe, from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, delivered the Keynote Address titled ‘Manipulating Microbiota for the treatment of Hypertension: Hype?” at the 2018 Michigan Hypertension Meeting, held May 3-4, 2018 in Gull Lake, MI. Also invited for oral presentations were faculty and fellows from the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, Dr. Lauren Koch, Dr. Xi Cheng, Mr. Saroj Chakraborty and Ms. Sarah Galla.


 A special thanks to all the CHPM members and trainees and everyone who participated in the American Heart Walk and activities this year! Whether you made a monetary contribution or walked or ran in the 5K, your contributions and participation are greatly appreciated! (And congrats to Dr. Aboualaiwi, who placed 4th overall in the 5K and 1st in his age group!) Thanks again everyone!


Dr. Bina Joe, from the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, delivered the Keynote Address titled ‘Manipulating Microbiota for the treatment of Hypertension: Hype?” at the 2018 Michigan Hypertension Meeting, held May 3-4, 2018 in Gull Lake, MI. Also invited for oral presentations were faculty and fellows from the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, Dr. Lauren Koch, Dr. Xi Cheng, Mr. Saroj Chakraborty and Ms. Sarah Galla.


Congratulations to Dr. Ritu Chakravarti, joint faculty member of Physiology and Pharmacology and CHPM member, who received funding from the University of Toledo Rocket Fuel Fund for a collaborative project to build a composite sensor that can measure real-time reactive oxygen species in tissues and liquids. This exemplary collaboration is with Dr. Kim, College of Engineering faculty member, who has an interest in developing electrochemical sensors, while Dr. Chakravarti is an expert on reactive oxygen species. The title of the project is “Time Electrochemical Sensor for Detecting Free Radicals” and the funding is for one year.


Congratulations to Dr. Bina Joe and lab! Their manuscript, “Fine mapping of epistatic genetic determinants of blood pressure on rat chromosome 5”, was accepted for publication in the Journal of Hypertension. The authors are: Harshal Waghulde, Resmi Pillai, Xi Cheng, Ying Nie, Blair Mell, Bina Joe


Congratulations Vazquez's lab!! The manuscript: "Reduced calcification and osteogenic features in advanced atherosclerotic plaques of mice with macrophage-specific loss of Trpc3: Obligatory requirement for Trpc3 in a novel macrophage-associated BMP-2 dependent calcification mechanism" by Prabhatchandra Dube, Chikkamenahalli Lakshmikanth, Lutz Birnbaumer and Guillermo Vazquez, has been accepted for publication in Atherosclerosis, a prestigious journal of the European Atherosclerosis Society.


Congratulations to Dr. Ritu Chakravarti, joint faculty of the Department of Phys/Pharm, whose manuscript entitled, “Bioinformatic Analysis Reveals New Determinants of Antigenic 14-3-3 Proteins and A Novel Antifungal Strategy” by Jenna McGowan, Jacqueline Kratch, Saurabh Chattopadhyay, Bina Joe, Heather R. Conti, and Ritu Chakravarti was accepted for publication in PLOS ONE!


Congratulations to Prabhat Dube (Vazquez Lab) who successfully defended his dissertation.  Well done, Prabhat – you did a great job!


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Last Updated: 6/12/18