Physiology and Pharmacology

NEWS

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Congratulations! to Sumeet Solanki in Dr. Vazquez's lab for being awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.

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Sumeet Solanki

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Congratulations! to Ying Nie who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on May 1, 2015, "Positional Mapping for Blood Pressure Loci on Rat Chromosome 9" Advisor: Dr. Bine Joe

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Dr. Nie

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Congratulations! to Resmi Pillai who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on April 30, 2015, "High Resolution Substitution Mapping for Genetic Elements Controlling Blood Pressure Located on Rat Chromosomes 5 and 10" Advisor: Dr. Bine Joe

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Dr. Pillai

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Congratulations! to Alisha Sangal, SURF student in Dr. Jennifer Hill's Lab, she received an award for her talk at the NW Ohio Undergraduate Symposium for Research and Scholarship at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, April 18, 2015.

 

 

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Congratulations! to Dr. Bina Joe, she received the Outstanding Research Award at the Outstanding Faculty & Adviser Awards Ceremony on April 27, 2015.

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Dr. Joe and Family
Dr. & Mrs. Rosenberg

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Dr. Joe and Family, Dr. Rosenberg

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Dr. Joe and Family

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Congratulations! to Dr. Terry Hinds, along with colleagues at University of Mississippi Medical Center and Montclair State University, published "Biliverdin Reductase Isozymes in Metabolism" in the High-impact Journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.  Note that Dr. Hinds was able to involve two Medical Students in preparing this review, and they are among the authors.  This is a great way to get medical students [including MSBS students] and other students productively involved.

 

 

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Congratulations to Dr. Turner and his laboratory!  A manuscript authored by Dr. John W. Turner entitled "Environmental Influences on Movements and Distribution of a Wild Horse (Equus caballusPopulation in Western Nevada, USA:  a 25-Year Study" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Natural History.  The Journal of Natural History was established in 1841 and is regarded as one of the most influential journals in biology and medicine over the past 100 years.

 

 

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Congratulations! to Dr. Guillermo Vazquez's laboratory, who's work entitled "Increased Size and Cellularity of Advanced Atherosclerotic Lesions in Mice with Endothelial Overexpression of the Human TRPC3 Channel" (authors:  Smedlund K, Birnbaumer L, Vazquez G) has been accepted for publication in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

 

 

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Congratulations! to Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik who has been invited to become a member of a new American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Work Group to Promote Communication with Diabetes Researchers.  The purpose of the work group is to increase communication with investigators primarily involved in diabetes research.  The work group is charged with reaching out to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other related organizations in an effort to develop joint projects that would facilitate communication across disciplines.

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Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik

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Congratulations! to Dr. Chris Drummond, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jiang Tian's lab, for having his abstract "MicroRNA 29b and Cardiotonic Steroid-Induced Cardiac Fibrosis in Adult Cardiac Fibroblasts",selected for oral presentation at the American Physiological Society (APS) organized session, "Trainee Highlights in Physiological Genomics" at the Experimental Biology 2015 Meeting.

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Dr. Chris Drummond

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Congratulations! to Latrice Faulkner, a graduate student in Dr. Jennifer Hill's lab, for being selected as a winner in her group for the Presidential Poster Competition on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the ENDO 2015 Meeting.

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Latrice Faulkner

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Congratulations! to Xi Cheng, a graduate student in Dr. Bina Joe's lab, for having his abstract "A CRISPR/Cas9 System Based Targeted Disruption of a Novel Rat Long Non-coding RNA in a Rat Genetic Model of Hypertension," accepted for oral presentation at the American Physiological Society (APS) organized session, "Trainee Highlights in Physiological Genomics" at the Experimental Biology 2015 Meeting.

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Xi Cheng

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Congratulations! to Harshal Waghulde, a graduate student in Dr. Bina Joe's lab, for having his abstract "Development of Novel Gper-1 Knock-out Rat Model Using a Modified CRISPR/Cas9 Technology," accepted for oral presentation at the American Physiological Society (APS) organized session, "Physiological Effects of Sex Chromosome Complementation and Chromosome Y Genetic Variants" at the Experimental Biology 2015 Meeting.

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Harshal Waghulde

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Congratulations! to Dr. Bina Joe, New Publication in Nature Communications "Cross-talk between two transcription factors regulates blood pressure"  See article in the March 2015 JCCTR Newsletter

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Dr. Joe (Center) with the Co-Authors (from left):  Ms. Blair Mell, Mr. Harshal Waghulde, Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy and Dr. Eric E. Morgan

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Congratulations! to Dr. Jennifer Hill, she received the 2014 College of Medicine and Life Sciences Dean's Award for Mentoring on January 15, 2015.  Award was presented at the 2014 College of Medicine Faculty Recognition Reception, Radisson at UTMC Ballroom.

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Drs. Cooper, Hinds and Hill

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Dr. Hill

 

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Congratulations! to Dr. Lance Stechschulte, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik's lab, has been selected as a recipient of the Molecular Endocrinology Student Award for an Outstanding Publication in 2014.  He will receive a $1,000 award at ENDO 2015, the Endocrine Society's 97th Annual Meeting being held March 5-8, 2015, in San Diego, CA .

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Dr. Stechschulte

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Congratulations! to Dr. Bina Joe for being named the Shining Star Award winner for Outstanding Research by the Office of the Provost at the University of Toledo.   View Video

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Dr. Joe

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Congratulations! To Dr. Bina Joe for the appointment as Editor-in-Chief of an American Physiological Society journal. Dr. Joe will assume office as the Editor of Physiological Genomics from July 1, 2015.

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Dr. Joe

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Congratulations! to Robert Lee who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on November 13, 2014, "Alpha 7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor:  Novel Role in Macrophage Survival and Murine Atherosclerosis" Advisor: Dr. Guillermo Vazquez

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Dr. Lee

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Congratulations! to Namrata Madan who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on October 16, 2014, "Role of Different Isoforms of Na/K-ATPase in Signal Transduction" Advisor:  Dr. Zi-Jian Xie

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Dr. Madan

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Congratulations! to Anita Rana, Ph.D., she has been selected to receive a Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Abstract Travel Grant to attend the AHA Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago, IL, November 15-19, 2014.  This award recognizes meritorious work by young investigators, encourages participation in the AHA Scientific Sessions and provides a small stipend to help defer the council's international presenters' travel expenses to present research at the AHA Scientific Sessions.

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Dr. Rana

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Congratulations! to Brahma Raju Mopidevi, Ph.D., on being selected for the Kidney Council New Investigator Travel Award for the abstract he submitted, "A Genetic Variant of Human Aldosterone Synthase Gene Causes Salt-Dependent High Blood Pressure in Transgenic Mice".  The High Blood Pressure Research (HBPR) 2014 Scientific Session will be held at the Hilton San Francisco, September 9-12, 2014.  Dr. Mopidevi's abstract is among the top 10 percent of the accepted abstracts.  He will present a poster presentation at the Scientific Sessions 2014, Chicago, IL, November 15-19, 2014.

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Dr. Mopidevi

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Congratulations! to Dr. Lance Stechschulte, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Beata Lecka-Czernik's lab, submitted two abstracts for a meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research entitled:  (1) "Protein Phosphatase 5 (PP5) regulates both energy metabolism and bone mass by reciprocal regulation of PPARγ and Runx2 activities", Stechschulte, Ge, Czernik, Sanchez, Francheschi, Lecka-Czernik and (2) "The molecular chaperone FKBP51 regulates energy metabolism and bone mass by controlling PPARg and p38 MAPK activities in adipocytes and marrow mesenchymal stem cells", Stechschulte, Sanchez, Czernik, Lecka-Czernik.  Both abstracts received multiple awards.  One of them will be featured 4 times in the form of oral presentation, plenary poster, during a guided poster tour, and during a special symposia on Bone and Diabetes.  For the second abstract Lance is awarded an oral presentation and the Young Investigator Travel Award, only few young investigators receive this award, and poster presentation on the Bone and Diabetes symposium.

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Dr. Stechschulte

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Congratulations! to Bina Joe, Ph.D. who has been named the 2014 Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecturer by The American Heart Association's Council on High Blood Pressure Research (soon to be Hypertension).  The Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture was established in 1988 by the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in honor of Dr. Dahl's pioneering work on the relations between salt, the kidney, and hypertension, and his establishment of a major genetically based experimental model of hypertension, the Dahl salt-sensitive rat.  Dr. Joe will attend the conference in San Francisco, CA, September 9-12, 2014.

Video - 2014 Lewis K Dahl Memorial Lecture Bina Joe, PhD, FAHA

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Dr. Joe

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Congratulations! to Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy, Assistant Professor, and newly appointed faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

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Dr. Kumarasamy

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Congratulations! to Sonia Najjar, Ph.D. being a recipient of the YMCA Milestone Award, honoring women who have been making a difference in Northwest Ohio (March 13, 2014).

 

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Dr. Najjar

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Congratulations! to Bina Joe, Ph.D. who has been selected as the recipient of the American Physiological Society (APS) Physiological Genomics Distinguished Service Award.  This award is given to recognize those who have made outstanding contribution to the development of the APS Physiological Genomics group.

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Dr. Joe

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Congratulations! to Terry Hinds, Ph.D. who has been named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Diabetes Research.

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Dr. Hinds

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Congratulations! to Resmi Pillai graduate student in Dr. Bina Joe's Laboratory who has won the Young Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society (APS), which is awarded to the first author of the best paper published in an APS journal-Physiological Genomics in 2013.  Title of publication:  "Isolation and high-throughput sequencing of two-closely linked epistatic hypertension susceptibility loci with a panel of bicongenic strains", Resmi Pillai, Harshal Waghulde, Ying Nie, Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan, Sivarajan Kumarasamy, Phyllis Farms, Michael R. Garrett, Santosh S. Atanur, Klio Maratou, Timothy J. Aitman, Bina Joe.  Physiological Genomics - Published 11 June 2013 Vol. no. DOI: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00077.2013  

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Resmi Pillai

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Congratulations! to Xingjian Jin who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on March 25, 2014, "Regulation of Calcium Signaling by Cilla and its Role in Polycystic Kidney Disease Pathogenesis" Advisor: Dr. Surya Nauli

 

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Dr. Jin

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Congratulations! to Moustafa Sayed who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on March 28, 2014, "Effects of Na/K-ATPase Pump and its Ligands on the Differentiation of Bone-marrow Stem Cells" Advisor:  Dr. Jiang Tian

 

                                       

 

 

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Congratulations! to Qiming Duan who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on December 20, 2013, "Cardiac Na/K-ATPase in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury and Cardioprotection" Advisor: Dr. Sandrine Pierre

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Dr. Duan

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Congratulations! to Moumita Banerjee who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on November 14, 2013, "A Model for Domain-Specific Regulation of Src Kinase by Alpha-1 Subunit of Na/K-ATPase" Advisor:  Dr. Zi-Jian Xie

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Dr. Banerjee

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Congratulations! to Jian Wu who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on November 1, 2013, "Role of Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase a (P13Ka) in Ouabain-induced Cardiac Signaling and Hypertrophy" Advisor:  Dr. Lijun Liu

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Dr. Wu

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Congratulations! to Varunkumar Pandey who successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on August 28, 2013, "The effect of glucocorticoids on regulation of the human angiotensinogen gene and blood pressure." Advisor: Dr. Ashok Kumar.

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Dr. Pandey

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Congratulations! to Dr. Meenakshi Kaw, Assistant Professor, and newly appointed faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

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Dr. Kaw

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Welcome! to Dr. Ahmad Mushtaq, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan.  Dr. Mushtaq is sponsored by a Khyber Medical College Visiting Scholar program, a long standing exchange program between the College of Medicine and Khyber Medical College that is sponsored by Dr. S. Amjad Hussain.  Dr. Mushtaq will be working with Dr. Guillermo Vazquez for the next 3 months.

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Dr. Ahmad Mushtaq

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Welcome! to Danielle Rice...SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) in the laboratory of Dr. Guillermo Vazquez.  Danielle will receive training in techniques used to study mechanisms of endoplasmic reticulum stress-induced apoptosis in coronary endothelium. 

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        Danielle Rice

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Dr. Jennifer Hill wins Early Investigators Award for research on women's health... one of eight recipients of a 2013 Early Investigators Award from the Endocrine Society...

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             Congratulations! Ph.D. graduates spring 2013:         

Sumit Ranjan Monu successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on June 13th, "Heme oxygenase system in myocardial infarction and post ischemic renal dysfunction."    Advisor: Dr. Nader Abraham

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Xiaoliang Qiu successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on June 11th, "Kiss1 neurons and metabolic sensing." Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Hill

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Lance Stechschulte successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on June 4th, "The co-chaperones FKBP51 and PP5 control nuclear receptor phosphorylation and adipogenesis."  Advisor: Dr. Edwin Sanchez

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Congratulations! Dr. Andrew Beavis...Recipient of the Robert T. Tidrick Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence in the Basic Sciences.

Dr. Beavis was selected by the 2012 College of Medicine & Life Sciences graduating class to receive this award.  He received the award at the College of Medicine and life Sciences Graduation Awards Ceremony on May 31, 2012.  

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Congratulations!  New Investigator Research Award presented to Dr. Guillermo Vazquez, April 2012.

 
Dr. Guillermo Vazquez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, was presented with the New Investigator Award at the Faculty Recognition Reception on April 17, 2012.  Dr. Nader Abraham, Department Chairman, presented the award to Dr. Vazquez.
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Last Updated: 6/26/15