Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

NEWS

Congratulations to Sivarajan Kumarasamy, Sumeet Solanki, Oluwatomisin T. Atolagbe, Bina Joe, Lutz Birnbaumer and Guillermo Vazquez! Their manuscript, “Deep transcriptomic profiling of M1 macrophages lacing Trpc3”, was accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. Well done!


Congratulations to our MOME track postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Lance Stechschulte! His Postdoctoral Fellowship Award application, titled "Identifying the contribution of PP5 phosphatase to the pathogenesis of diabetes and osteoporosis," was approved for funding by the American Diabetes Association!  His mentor is Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik. 


Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hinds and Lab, whose recent manuscript, "Biliverdin reductase A attenuates hepatic steatosis by inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase (GSK) 3β phosphorylation of serine 73 of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) α", was accepted for publication by the Journal of Biological Chemistry!


Congratulations to Drs. Beata Lecka-Czernik, Lance Stechschulte, Edwin Sanchez and Terry Hinds in collaboration with Dr. Franceschi (Michigan) whose manuscript, "Protein Phosphatase PP5 Controls Bone Mass and the Negative Effects of Rosiglitazone on Bone through Reciprocal Regulation of PPARγ and RUNX2" was accepted for publication by the Journal of Biological Chemistry!


Congratulations to Dr. Guillermo Vazquez on obtaining new NIH Funding! The full article can be viewed here: http://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/09_30_2016/physiologist-receives-grant-to-study-leading-cause-of-death-in-america


Please enjoy a new video highlighting the 'Hot topics in Hypertension' session of the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension Annual meeting held in Orlando, FL.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5GMmXcHQ8o&list=PLzCpCvMeTCs42B2_xHhm_2LBJNQW5Wp3j&index=6

Our Chair and Director Dr. Bina Joe was an invited speaker at this session and she is interviewed about the topic of 'Microbiota and Hypertension'.

The associated executive summary of the Working group  of the NHLBI on 'Microbiota and Hypertension' is available at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/reports/role-microbiota-blood-pressure-regulation-executive-summary


Congratulations to Dr. Bina Joe! The manuscript, ‘Deficiency of Stearoyl CoA Desaturase-1 Aggravates Colitogenic Potential of Adoptively Transferred Effector T cells’, by Beng San Yeoh, Piu Saha, Vishal Singh, Xia Xiao, Yun Ying, Jairam Vanamala, Mary Kennett, Kevin Harvatine, Bina Joe, and Matam Vijay-Kumar has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.


Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hinds! The manuscript titled, "Does Bilirubin Prevent Hepatic Steatosis Through Activation of the PPARA Nuclear Receptor?" by Terry D. Hinds Jr, Samuel O. Adeosun, Abdulhadi A. Alamodi, David E. Stec was accepted in the journal Medical Hypotheses.


The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology held their first Annual Retreat, August 26, 2016, at Olander Park. Many awards were received by faculty and students. Please click the link for pictures and a list of awards : http://wordpress.utoledo.edu/med/2016/09/01/physiology-and-pharmacology-honors-faculty-students/

Congratulations to Dr. Bina Joe and Blair Mell! They co-authored a manuscript "Parathyroid hormone induces expression and proteolytic processing of Rankl in primary murine osteoblasts", and it has been accepted for publication in the journal Bone.


Beata LabCongratulations to Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik and Lab! They published a paper in EBioMedicine which received press release and publication in this week’s UT News (“UT researchers test new experimental drug to treat diabetes and increase bone mass”). Please enjoy the article about Dr. Beata and her lab by clicking here: https://shar.es/1Zi7nD

 


Harshal's Thesis DefenseCongratulations to Harshal Waghulde! Harshal successfully defended his thesis on August 1, 2016. He is pictured with his advisor, Dr. Bina Joe, as well as  Drs. Kathryn Eisenmann, Jiang Tian and Guillermo Vazquez.

 

 

 


Congratulations to Assumpta Nwaneri, Lucien McBeth and Dr. Terry Hinds, whose manuscript, "Prostate Cancer in African American Men: The Effect of Androgens and Microarnas on Epidermal Growth Factor Signaling", was accepted for publication in Hormones and Cancer. It discusses the predilection of African American men in Prostate Cancer compared to Caucasian American.


Congratulations Dr. Bina Joe! In 2014 the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a Working Group (WG) to discuss new emerging aspects of the impact of salt on human health and disease, with emphasis on hypertension.  The WG brought together experts from a variety of scientific backgrounds. Dr. Bina Joe was among those experts and as part of this WG, she co-authored the recently released WG's review report published in Hypertension. Please, find the link to the full article below, and join us in congratulating Dr. Joe for such a high distinction!

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Working Group Report on Salt in Human Health and Sickness: Building on the Current Scientific Evidence. Oh YS, Appel LJ, Galis ZS, Hafler DA, He J, Hernandez AL, Joe B, Karumanchi SA, Maric-Bilkan C, Mattson D, Mehta NN, Randolph G, Ryan M, Sandberg K, Titze J, Tolunay E, Toney GM, Harrison DG.

http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/68/2/281.full


Congratulations to Dr. Vazquez and Prabhat Dube! The review article: "Vascular calcification in atherosclerosis: Potential roles of macrophages and non-coding micro-RNAs" by Prabhat Dube and Guillermo Vazquez, has been accepted for publication in Osteology Updates (Actualizaciones en Osteologia), a journal of the Argentinean Society of Osteology and Mineral Metabolism.


Congratulations to Dr. Vazquez and lab! "Early steatohepatitis in hyperlipidemic mice with endothelial-specific gain of TRPC3 function precedes changes in aortic atherosclerosis" by Kathryn Smedlund, Prabhatachandra Dube and Guillermo Vazquez, has been accepted for publication in Physiological Genomics.


Congratulations to Dr. Eddie Sanchez, Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik, Dr. Terry Hinds, Dr. Sonia Najjar and Lance, Saja and Lucia! Their manuscript 'FKBP51 Null Mice Are Resistant to Diet-Induced Obesity and the PPARγ Agonist Rosiglitazone ' was accepted for publication in Endocrinology.


Please enjoy this article about Dr. Terry Hinds and lab's discovery: http://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/07_07_2016/discovery-may-lead-to-new-treatments-for-type-2-diabetes


Congratulations to Assumpta Nwaneri for being selected for an Excellence Scholarship by the University of Toledo College of Medicine!


Congratulations to Assumpta Nwaneri and Lucien McBeth (Hinds Lab) for their manuscript Sweet-P Inhibition of Glucocorticoid Receptor Beta as a Potential Cancer Therapy, being accepted for publication in Cancer Cell & Microenvironment!


Congratulations to Lucien McBeth (Hinds Lab) who successfully defended his dissertation, June 22, 2016!


Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Hill, proud recipient of the Biomedical Research Innovation Program grant, funded through our University Funding Opportunity! The research project funded is focused on Investigating the Role of the MC4R Oxytocin Signaling in Regulating Female Sexual Behavior.


Congratulations to Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy for obtaining a fundable score from the American Heart Association for his Scientist Development Grant, "Resp18 a novel genetic determinant of blood pressure regulation and renal function"! His percentile is an impressive 0.01%! 

Please enjoy this article about Dr. Kumarasamy: http://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/07_01_2016/researcher-seeks-identify-biomarkers-that-cause-hypertension


Congratulations to Dr. John Turner recipient of a service award in recognition of 45 years of service to the University of Toledo!


Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hinds and lab (in collaboration with Dr. Zahhor Shah and lab) whose manuscript "Gingko Biloba Extract Prevents Female Mice from Ischemic Brain Damage and the Mechanism is Independent of the HO1/Wnt Pathway"


We are so very proud to announce that Lisa Akeman was awarded the Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award May 3, 2016 in a ceremony held on main campus!

This award is for those with outstanding commitment to service - including service to our students, to fellow members of the UT community and to the ideals of the University.This recognition marks Lisa’s excellent service to UT, and comes after 27 years of hard work at UT!

Congratulations to Latrice (Hill Lab), for being awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Program Outstanding Student Award! The award will be presented at the Class of 2015 Graduation Awards Ceremony, May 26th in the Grand Ballroom at the Radisson here on campus.


Congratulations to Ying Nie (Joe Lab), in collaboration with Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernick’s Lab, for their manuscript, "High resolution mapping of a novel rat blood pressure locus on chromosome 9 to a region containing the Spp2 gene and co-localization of a QTL for bone mass", being accepted for publication by Physiological Genomics!


Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hinds and lab on being funded the deArce-Koch Memorial Endowment for studies on the "Glucocorticoid Receptor Beta and Prostate Cancer in African American Men"!


Congratulations to Xi Cheng (Joe lab) whose manuscript "Pleiotropic Effect of a High Resolution Mapped Blood Pressure QTL on Tumorigenesis" was accepted for publication!


Congratulations to Dr. Brahma Raju Mopidevi for being awarded a New Investigator Research Recognition Award from the APS journal Physiological Genomics, the Physiological Genomics Group! The Award was presented at the Experimental Biology 2016 Physiologic Genomic Group Luncheon and Awards Ceremony which was held on April 4, 2016 at The Old Spaghetti Factory.


 

harshal blade descriptionCongratulations to Harshal Waghulde (Dr. Bina Joe's Lab), whose research article was recently published in the Science and Health Section of the Toledo Blade.  Well done, Harshal! 

The article can be viewed here: http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2016/03/07/Gene-word-processing-used-to-study-high-blood-pressure-1.html

 

 

 

 

 


Congratulations to the CeDER faculty and trainees whose manuscript, "PPAR alpha Activation Reduces Hepatic CEACAM1 Expression to Regulate Fatty Acid Oxidation during Fasting-refeeding Transition", was accepted for publication!


Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hinds, whose manuscript, "Overexpression of Glucocorticoid Receptor Beta Enhances Myogenesis and Reduces Catabolic Gene Expression", was accepted for publication!


Congratulations to Dr. Terry Hinds and Dr. Eddie Sanchez, whose manuscript, "The glucocorticoid receptor: cause of or cure for obesity?" was accepted for publication!


Congratulations to Dr. Nikolai Modyanov, whose manuscript, "Evolutionary diversification of the BetaM interactome acquired through co-option of the ATP1B4 gene in placental mammals" has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports!


Congratulations to Latrice Faulkner who successfully defended her dissertation, February 12, 2016!


 

andrew beavis awardOn Thursday, January 14, 2016,  at a Faculty Recognition Ceremony held at the Radisson at UTMC Mahogany Room, Dr. Andrew Beavis, Professor and Education Director of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, received the 2015 College of Medicine and Life Sciences Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Congratulations Dr. Beavis!

 

 


 

bina joe awardOn Thursday, January 14, 2016,  at a Faculty Recognition Ceremony held at the Radisson at UTMC Mahogany Room, Dr. Bina Joe, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Director of the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, received the 2015 College of Medicine and Life Sciences Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in Sustained Research.

Congratulations Dr. Joe!

 


Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Beavis, who was selected by the Physician Assistant Students as the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award recipient!


 

prabhat dubeCongratulations to Prabhat Dube, a graduate student in Dr. Guillermo Vazquez's lab, whose research article was published in the Science and Health Section of the Blade!

http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2016/01/04/Understanding-the-slow-journey-of-struggling-arteries.html 

 


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