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April 12, 2016
Danica Chen, Ph.D.
Lecture Room: A950
Host: Dr. Anthony Sauve
“Mitochondrial Regulation of Stem cell aging and rejuvenation”

April 13, 2016
“4th Annual Lecture in honor of Dr. Subhash Jain”
Charles Inturrisi, Ph.D.(Featured Speaker)
Location: Zuckerman Research Auditorium, 417 E. 68 St

April 26, 2016
Jason Mastaitis, Ph.D (CANCELLED)
Lecture Room: A950
Host: Ryan Serio, Graduate Student
“Myostatin and Beyond: Developing Therapeutics for skeletal Muscle diseases”

May 10, 2016
Paige Lawrence, Ph.D.
Lecture Room: A950
Host: Dr. Arleen Rifkind
“The aryl hydrocarbon receptor & defenses against respiratory infection”

May 24, 2016
Nathanael Gray, Ph.D.
Lecture Room: A950
Host: Dr. Ari Melnick
“Developing kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer”

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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!


December 17, 2015:

Pharmacology PhD student Bonnie Quach was awarded a fellowship from PhRMA for her proposal titled: A novel optical dynamic clamp method to make iPSC-CMs a more viable platform for drug screening. Congratulations!

November 9, 2015:

Dr. Steve Gross and his colleagues, including Dr. Lew Cantley, senior author, have a lovely article in Science this week showing that vitamin C selectively kills KRAS and BRAF mutant colorectal cancer cells by targeting GAPDH. To read more, click here:

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March 14, 2016:

Dr. Denise Minton, who received her PhD in the lab of Dr. Lorraine Gudas and is now a postdoctoral fellow at NYU, is featured in the following link: click here: (March 14, 2016)