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May 17, 2016:

Dr. Diane Felsen is a co-author on a publication in Nature Communications titled, "CLIC4 regulates apical exocytosis and renal tube luminogenesis through retromer-and actin-mediated endocytic trafficking." Read more: click here

May 13, 2016:

Dr. Miklos Toth and his colleagues, including former grad student Emma Mitchell, have just published an exciting study in Nature Communications showing the transmission of non-genetic behavioral traits to new generations! For a more detailed description: click here

April 28, 2016:

The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences announced that Pharmacology graduate student Sara DiNapoli is one of the recipients of the 2016 Student Service award, and faculty member Dr. David Scheinberg is the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award. Congratulations are in order!!

April 5, 2016:

Dr. Charles E. Inturrisi, Professor of Pharmacology, will serve on a workgroup of the NIH sponsored 'National Pain Strategy.' The workgroup is composed of leading pain researchers and is charged with developing a long- term plan that will guide federal agencies in their efforts to coordinate a research agenda with the ultimate goal of improving pain care through evidence based studies.

April 4, 2016:

Dr. Kate Meyer, a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Samie Jaffrey, has won the Tri-Institutional Breakout Prize for Junior Investigators from Weill Cornell Medicine for 2016. This is truly a great honor and reflects the fantastic research Dr. Meyer and Dr. Jaffrey have carried out together. Congratulations!!

March 30, 2016:

Dr. Samie Jaffrey has been awarded the Greenberg-Starr Endowed Chair. This is a great honor for Dr. Jaffrey and for the Pharmacology Department. Congraluations to Dr. Jaffrey!!

March 22, 2016:

Congratulations to graduate student Wan-Ying Hsieh, who was awarded a FY15 Horizon Award from Department of Defense for her proposal titled: "Characterization of Ran Binding Protein (RanBP6) as a Candidate Tumor Suppressor". Very nice, Wan-Ying!!

March 1, 2016:

Dr. Inturrisi will present a named lecture on 4/13/2016 in honor of Dr. Jain!


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May 13, 2016:

Dr. Jian Shen, who received his PhD in 1999, came back for a visit with his thesis adviser, Dr. Gudas, on May 11, 2016. He gave a talk in the Surgery Dept. at Weill Cornell as well.