Department of Physiology and Pharmacology


Congratulations to Hilda Ghadieh, a UT Graduate Student in the MOME Track (Dr. Najjar’s Lab at OU), whose article regarding liver disease was published in the Toledo Blade on February 4th. Read the story here.

Congratulations to Emma Wang from Dr. Jennifer Hill’s lab! Her abstract was not only selected for presentation at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society also identified it as “particularly newsworthy”. Hearty congratulations, Emma!!

Congratulations to Dr. Hinds and Lab, whose manuscript, Bilirubin in the Liver–Gut Signaling Axis was accepted in the Cell Press Journal, Trends & Endocrinology and Metabolism. The authors are: Abdul-Rizaq Hamoud, Lauren Weaver, David E. Stec, Terry D. Hinds Jr. Well done!

Congratulations to Dr. Vijay-Kumar! He has been selected to receive an award from the American Society for Nutrition/ASN Foundation. This year, there were more than 160 nominations for various awards that recognize scientists, clinicians and scholars for outstanding contributions to nutrition research, education and practice.  He will be recognized at Nutrition 2018, ASN’s inaugural flagship meeting, which will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

Dr. Matam VijayKumar has joined the University of Toledo College of Medicine as the founding Director of The University of Toledo-Microbiome Consortium (UT-MiCo).

Dr. VijayKumar is an NIH funded investigator and comes to us from Penn State University. He holds a primary appointment in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and a joint appointment in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.

His team currently consists of two excellent postdoctoral fellows, Dr. Vishal Singh and Dr. Piu Saha,  who both have independent training grants; and two graduate students, Xia Xiao and Beng San Yeoh.

Please welcome Dr. VijayKumar and his team to our Institution!

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Last Updated: 2/5/18