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Congratulations to Sarah Galla (Joe Lab) as her article titled "Researchers study link between bacteria, blood pressure" was published in The Toledo Blade.


Congratulations to Sravan Kumar Perla (Dr. Ashok Kumar Lab - New York Medical College) – who successfully defended his dissertation!  Title: "Epigenetic Regulation of the Human Angiotensinogen Gene by Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms"


Congratulations to Xiaoming Fan (Dr. Jiang Tian Lab) – who successfully defended his dissertation today!  Title: "Regulation of Na/K-ATPase and its Role in Cardiac Disease"

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MOME Track students Amit Chougule and Sudipta Baroi (Lecka-Czernik Lab) recently presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada.  Amit's poster, "PPARɑ Is a Negative Regulator of Sclerostin Production in Osteocytes", was selected for plenary session and presented on September 28th. Pictured below with Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik.

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Congratulations to Sarah Galla and collaborators from the Joe Lab and Kumar Lab on their article titled, “Disparate Effects of Antibiotics on Hypertension”was selected for The American Physiological Society October APSselect collection for distinction in scholarship in the Physiological Genomics!  This includes authors: Sarah Galla, Saroj Chakraborty, Xi Cheng, Jiyoun Yeo, Blair Mell, Helen Zhang, Anna V Mathew, Matam Vijay-Kumar, and Bina Joe.

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Congratulations to Rachel Golonka (Kumar Lab) who had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Innate Immunity. The title is, “The Iron Tug-of-War between Bacterial Siderophores and Innate Immunity”
Authors are: Dr. Matam Vijay-Kumar (Corresponding Author), Rachel Golonka (Co-author), Beng San Yeoh (Co-author).


Congratulations to Saroj Chakraborty and collaborators from the Joe Lab and Kumar Lab for having their manuscript accepted to Cell Reports! The title of the manuscript is, “Salt-responsive Metabolite, b-hydroxybutyrate, Attenuates Hypertension” and the authors are: Chakraborty, S, Galla, S, Cheng X, Yeo, J, Mell, B, Singh V, Yeoh BS, Saha P, Mathew, AV, Vijay-Kumar, M, Joe B.

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Saroj Chakraborty, MOME PhD candidate & Sarah Galla, MOME MD/PhD candidate

 MOME Track students attended the 2018 Lab Coat Ceremony of the Biomedical Science Graduate Program on September 6, 2018 in support of their new fellow students - Ahmed Abokor, Rawan Alnafisah, Abdul-rizaq Hamoud and Mitchell Harberson.

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Not pictured here:  Ahmed Al-Khudair, Usman Ashraf, Sudipta Baroi, Amit Chougule, Xiaoming Fan, Kelsey Fout, Fatimah Khalaf, Chrysan Mohammed, Emma Wang, , Shungang Zhang

Welcome to our new fall 2018 MOME Track PhD students: Ahmed Abokor, Mitchell Harberson and Abdul-rizaq Hamoud!!!
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Congratulations to MD/PhD student – Sarah Galla (Joe Lab) on her recent press release!  Great job!!!
The American Physiological Society Press Release
Caution Needed When Prescribing Antibiotics to Hypertension Patients, Study Finds


For this year's 45th Annual Pharmacology Colloquium that took place on June 1st at Michigan State University - we had 16 students registered from The University of Toledo.  Congratulations and thank you to all that participated - and a big congratulations to Saroj Chakraborty (Joe Lab) for winning 2nd place on his poster presentation. 

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Congratulations to Iyad Manaserh (Hill Lab) for today's successful Dissertation Defense titled "Loss of Astrocyte Insulin Receptors Link Insulin Resistance to Reproduction, Metabolism, and Behavioral Disorders".

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Congratulations to Youjie (Eric) Zhang (Joe Lab) for his successful Dissertation Defense titled "Genomic and Microbiomic Architectural Contributions to Aerobic Exercise Capacity" on May 1, 2018.  Youjie is pictured here with major advisor - Dr. Bina Joe.

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 Congratulations to co-First Author Darren Gordon (Hinds Lab) on his mannuscript, "Loss of biliverdin reductase-A (BVRA) promotes lipid accumulation and lipotoxicity in mouse proximal tubule cells", that was accepted in American Journal of Physiology (AJP)-Renal Physiology.

Authors: Sameul Adeosun*, Darren Gordon*, Mary Frances Weeks, Kyle Moore, John Hall, Terry D. Hinds, Jr., and David Stec (*Authors contributed equally)

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Congratulations to Eric Zhang (Joe Lab) whose article, "How exercise, genes, and bacteria are linked", was published in the Toledo Blade on April 1, 2018.
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Congratulations to Emma Wang (Hill Lab), whose manuscript was published in JCI Insight: PI3Kα inactivation in leptin receptor cells increases leptin sensitivity but disrupts growth and reproduction.

Authors: Garcia-Galiano D, Borges BC, Donato J Jr, Allen SJ, Bellefontaine N, Wang M, Zhao JJ, Kozloff KM, Hill JW, Elias CF

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Congratulations to our MOME Track students who placed at the 2018 Graduate Research Forum here at The University of Toledo Medical Center.  Fatimah Khalaf (Kennedy Lab) took 2nd place for her poster presentation and Iyad Manaserh (Hill Lab) took 1st place for his oral presentation.  

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Congratulations to Hilda Ghadieh (Najjar Lab), whose story was in The Blade on 2/4/18: Researchers study treatment for liver disease - 

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Congratulations to Emma Wang (Hill Lab) - her abstract was not only selected for presentation at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society also identified it as “being particularly newsworthy, and has singled it out for special media attention in our annual Research Summaries Book (RSB).”

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