Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

2013 News Archive

qiming duanCongratulations! 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





moumita banerjeeCongratulations! 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





jian wuCongratulations! 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





varunkumar pandeyCongratulations! 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.





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





ahmad mushtaqWelcome! 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.




danielle riceWelcome! 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. 






jennifer hillDr. 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...






sumit ranjan monuSumit 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





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






lance stechschulteLance 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

Last Updated: 8/9/17