Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

2014 News Archive

lance stechschulteCongratulations! 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 .




bina joeCongratulations! 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

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.



robert lee

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





namrata madanCongratulations! 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





anita ranaCongratulations! 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.



brahma raju mopideviCongratulations! 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.



lance stechschulteCongratulations! 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.


bina joeCongratulations! 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


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





sonia najjarCongratulations! 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).




bina joeCongratulations! 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.




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




resmi pillaiCongratulations! 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

xingjian jinCongratulations! 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



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

Last Updated: 8/9/19