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Pharmacology Celebrates PharmFest 2018!

Pharmacology Celebrates PharmFest 2018!

Pharmacology welcomed new students and celebrated beginning the Fall semester at PharmFest!

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Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Johnson Honored with Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award

Gary Johnson, PhD, the Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pharmacology, and co-director of UNC Lineberger’s Molecular Therapeutics Program was awarded the 2017-2018 Hyman L. Battle Distinguished Cancer Research Award.

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 Psychoactive Drug Screening Program Renewed for Another 5 Years

Psychoactive Drug Screening Program Renewed for Another 5 Years

Congratulations to the Roth Lab for having the NIMH grant that funds the Psychoactive Drug Screening Program renewed for another 5 years!

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Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

Scientists Discover Intricacies of Serotonin Receptor Crucial for Better Therapeutics

By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Bryan L. Roth discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects or none at all. The findings should accelerate the design of safer and more effective medications for a variety of conditions.

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Nicholas Brown Earns MIRA from NIH

Nicholas Brown Earns MIRA from NIH

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded Nicholas G. Brown $1.25 million over five years for research aimed at investigating the regulation of the enzyme known as the Anaphase-Promoting Complex/Cyclosome (APC/C) to ultimately understand cell cycle progression.

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Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious Mossy Cells for Brain Disease Treatments?

UNC School of Medicine neuroscientist Juan Song, PhD, and colleagues show how specific brain cells communicate with adult neural stem cells, a discovery that could open new investigations into potential treatments for some neurological disorders and brain injuries.

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Megan Agajanian and Juania Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Megan Agajanian and Juania Limas earn prestigious HHMI Gilliam Fellowships

Pharmacology graduate students Megan Agajanian, in the lab of Ben Major, PhD, and Juanita Limas, in the lab of Jean Cook, PhD, who will receive up to $150,000 each to support their biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy

Discovery of kidney cancer driver could lead to new treatment strategy

In a study published in the journal Science, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Qing Zhang, Assistant Professor in the departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Pharmacology, suggest that ZHX2 is a potential new therapeutic target for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer.

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Dr. Bryan Roth featured as science expert on opioid and addiction podcast

Dr. Bryan Roth featured as science expert on opioid and addiction podcast

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, the Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, was featured on the Naked Scientists Podcast for his work on developing pain medications without the most severe side effects.

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Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017!

Cell Stem Cell Selects Song Lab Paper and Cover as Best of 2017!

Special congratulations to Hechen Bao who was both co-first author on the paper and cover designer!

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Song Lab Cover Art Chosen by Stem Cell Report for March 2018 Issue

Song Lab Cover Art Chosen by Stem Cell Report for March 2018 Issue

The cover art, designed by Hechen Bao (Postdoc, Song lab), Mengting Dai (Lab Technician, Song Lab), and Andrew Crowther (Graduate Student, Song lab), accompanied a paper that Andrew and Szu-Aun Lim (Song Lab alumni) are co-first authors on.

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María Torruella Suárez awarded F31 NRSA

María Torruella Suárez awarded F31 NRSA

Congratulations to Maria Torruella Suarez, a postdoc in Zoe McElligott's lab, on being awarded an F31 NRSA fellowship!

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Carowinds Celebration After Qualifying Exams!

Our 2nd-yr graduate students celebrate at Carowinds after completing their qualifying exams!

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Mayest 2018!

We welcome our new graduate students and our 2018 Carolina Summer Fellowship students at our big spring Mayest celebration!

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Steelman Symposium Honoring Gary Johnson Held

Steelman Symposium in Honor of Gary L. Johnson, Kenan Distinguished Professor, who was Chair of Pharmacology from 2003-2016 was held May 15, 2018.

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New PHCO Grad Students Welcomed!

Pharmacology welcomes our new graduate student class for 2018!

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Dr. Daniel Dominguez Joins Pharmacology as New Faculty Member

Dr. Daniel Dominguez Joins Pharmacology as New Faculty Member

Dr. Dominguez. who is an alumni of the Pharmacology Graduate program has joined the department as our newest Assistant Professor faculty member.

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New genomic research on cardiovascular health in rural North Carolina

New genomic research on cardiovascular health in rural North Carolina

Two genomic-based studies from Heart Healthy Lenoir were published in the last month. Heart Healthy Lenoir was a multidisciplinary research project that aimed to reduce cardiovascular disease in Lenoir County, North Carolina by developing new approaches to care, from prevention to treatment. The lead investigator of the Heart Healthy Lenoir genomics study is Jonathan Schisler, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and McAllister Heart Institute.

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2018 Carolina Summer Fellowship Program Students Arrive!

Nine new Carolina Summer Fellowship (CSF) students arrive at Pharmacology for the 2018 summer program.

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