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Supplement received for T32s

Stefan Strack, Professor of Pharmacology, together with Dan Eberl, Professor of Biology, and Susan Lutgendorf, Professor of Psychology, received an administrative supplement to their predoctoral train...

BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair

The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from graduate institutions from across the country.

Iowa City ranked No. 3 best city to live in America

Iowa City was ranked the No. 3 best place to live in America by Outside Magazine.

Justin Grobe receives 2015 Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Justin L. Grobe, PhD, FAHA has been selected to receive the 2015 Harry Goldblatt Award from the American Heart Association / Council on Hypertension.  This award recognizes a new i...

Dr. Sigmund receives new R01 from NIH/NHLBI

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology has been awarded a 4-year $1.7 million National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Grant entitled “Hypertension: Role of...

Dr. Potthoff receives new R01 from NIH/NIDDK

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded a National Institute of Health (NIH) R01 Research Grant for his project, titled “Regulation of Car...

'French fry hypothesis' busted

In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, University of Iowa scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. As exciting as this ...

Team Preeclampsia on Capitol Hill

Preeclampsia Researchers from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Departments of Pharmacology (Curt Sigmund, PhD & Justin Grobe, PhD), Ob/Gyn (Mark Santillan, MD) and Health and Human P...

Linggonegoro receives Summer Research Fellowship from the American Heart Association

Sophomore Danny W. Linggonegoro has been selected to receive one of twelve Summer 2015 Undergraduate Research Fellowships from the American Heart Association's Midwest Affiliate. Danny works in the la...

Folchert graduates with Research Distinction

On Wednesday May 13, medical (MD) student Matthew D. Folchert was awarded the Research Distinction honor for his independent research in the laboratories of Justin L. Grobe, PhD and Curt D. Sigmund, P...

Preeclampsia team receives major AHA award

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Curt Sigmund of Pharmacology has recently received a grant from the American Heart Association to establish the University of Iowa Strategically Focused...

Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Stella-Rita Ibeawuchi successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015.  Her thesis title was “Regulation of Vascular Function: Roles for Cullin-3 and RhoBTB1 in PPARγ-mediated b...

Ryan Sheehy Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Ryan Sheehy successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Friday, April 17, 2015.  His thesis title was “Schweinfurthin effects on cellular processes."  Members of his thesis committee were chair, Raym...

Undergrad Danny Linggonegoro featured on the "#be Black & Gold" website

Danny Linggonegoro, undergraduate student in Dr. Justin Grobe's laboratory, was recently featured on the "be Black & Gold" website for Iowa undergraduate recruiting. In his article he mentions his wor...

Charles Warwick receives travel award - SFN Conference

Charles Warwick, graduate student in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's laboratory, receives a travel award for his project entitled "Complement Factor C5a Induces Thermal Hyperalgesia via Macrophate-Triggered Signa...

Zili Luo receives travel award to attend EB 2015 Conference

Zili Luo, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Rory Fisher's laboratory, receives a travel award for her project entitled "RGS6 Negatively Regulates D2 Dopamine Receptor-mediated Inhibition of Tyrosind H...

Dr. Stefan Strack receives Carver MRIG

Dr. Stefan Strack, PhD, a Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Pathology, has been awarded a Carver Medical Research Initiative Grant. For the project entitled “Induced pluripotent stem ce...

Rahmouni/Pierce receive UI Center for Hypertension Research pilot project

Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Dr. Gary Pierce, Assistant Professor of Health and Human Physiology was recently awarded a pilot project from the UI Center for Hypertension...

Kasson receives 2014 Collegiate Teaching Award

Dr. Barry Kasson, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, was among four faculty selected to receive the 2014 Collegiate Teaching Award of the Carver College of Medicine. This distinguished award recogni...

Protein controls both alcohol craving and organ damage

What if there was a drug that could simultaneously curb a person’s craving for alcohol while also protecting their heart and liver from alcohol’s damaging effects? While an actual pill that can do thi...

2014 Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award

The Amanda Hope Skolnick Undergraduate Award is given annually to honor the memory of Amanda Skolnick, who worked as a Laboratory Assistant in the Department of Pharmacology while an undergraduate at ...

Parkinson's disease: Study focuses on regulation of dopamine levels

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by the preferential, but poorly understood, vulnerability to degeneration of midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neurons in the ventral substantia nigra compacta (vSN...

Dr. Ascoli receives Excellence in Medical Education Award

Dr. Mario Ascoli, Professor of Pharmacology, has played an important role in the teaching mission of the department for more than two decades.  He has contributed to instruction of medical students as...

Grobe wins New Investigator Award

Assistant Professor, Justin Grobe was selected to receive the 2015 New Investigator Award from the American Physiological Society’s Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section.  This award recognizes an...

Strack nets NIH grant, GSK Discovery Fast Track Challenge award

Stefan Strack, PhD, University of Iowa professor of pharmacology and pathology, recently received a $275,000 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS) and today (...

Ying Li Successfully Defends Thesis 

Ying Li successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Monday, November 24, 2014. Her thesis title was "Mechanisms of Vascular Disease: Divergent Roles for Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling 3 (SOCS3) in ...

Aaron Mickle Successfully Defends Thesis

Aaron Mickle successfully passed his Ph.D. examination on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. His thesis title was "Pain Sensitization by Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP) via Convergent Phosphoregu...

Jacqueline Reilly Successfully Defends Thesis

Jacqueline Reilly successfully passed her Ph.D. examination on Friday, October 24, 2014. Her thesis title was "The role of protein geranylgeranylation in prostate cancer.” Members of her thesis commit...

Exploring Primarily Undergraduate Institutions – Career Panel & Networking Reception

Join us to meet and talk with current faculty from a few of Iowa’s Primarily Undergraduate Institutions. They chair departments and/or have served on faculty search committees. They can offer advice a...

Kenjiro Muta, PhD, receives poster award

At the 40th Anniversary Abboud International Symposium on October 16-17, 2014, Kenjiro Muta, a postdoctoral research scholar in Dr. Kamal Rahmouni's laboratory received an award for his poster entitle...

Koland receives Oberley Award from the HCCC

Dr. John G. Koland, an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine has received a new grant, “Self-phosphorylation mechanisms of HER/ErbB family receptors,” from the Oberley Seed Grant P...

Potthoff Laboratory publishes in Diabetes

Dr. Matthew Potthoff, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the Carver College of Medicine, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and a member the Obesi...

Postdocs in Dr. Sigmund's lab receive HBPR New Investigator Awards

Drs. Keisuke Shinohara and Masashi Mukoda each received a New Investigator Award, and Dr. Fusakazu Jo received a New Investigator Award for Japanese Fellows at the recent scientific sessions of the Co...

Lauren Boland receives Outstanding Presentation at Medical Student Research Day

Lauren Boland (M1G) medical scientist student in the laboratory of Kamal Rahmouni, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, received the "Outstanding Presentation in Pharmacological Research" award for he...

Kamal Rahmouni awarded an FOEDRC Faculty Scholar grant

Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, was awarded an FOE Diabetes Research Center Faculty Scholar grant. Dr. Rahmouni, is a research scie...

Stefan Strack receives an NIH R21 application

Mitochondria have critical roles in neuronal life and death decision, but their involvement in brain development and cognitive function is largely unexplored. To fill this knowledge gap, Dr. Stefan St...

Justin Grobe receives FOEDRC pilot project

Justin L. Grobe, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Carver College of Medicine Department of Pharmacology was recently awarded a pilot grant from the Fraternal Order of Eagles’ Diabetes Research Cente...

Aswini Gnanasekaran receives AHA postdoctoral fellowship

Aswini Gnanasekaran, a postdoctoral scientist in Dr.Usachev’s lab, has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate for her project titled “The Role o...

Drs. Anne Kwitek & Rory Fisher receive AHA Grant-in-Aid awards

Dr. Anne Kwitek, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, and the Associate Director of the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, has been awarded an American Heart...

Biswanath Maity receives AHA postdoctoral fellowship

Dr. Biswanath Maity, a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Fisher’s laboratory, has received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association for his project titled “Mechanisms of RGS6-mediated, ...

Katie Markan receives NRSA postdoctoral fellowship

Dr. Kathleen R. Markan, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Pharmacology and the F.O.E. Diabetes Research Center, has been awarded an NIH Postdoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Ser...

Usachev research talk highlighted by Pain Research Forum

The research presentation of Dr. Yuriy Usachev, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, at the annual American Pain Society meeting on May 2014 was among a select group of those from the meeting that was...

Sigmund named incoming Chair of the APS Publications Committee

Dr. Sigmund was recently named the incoming Chair of the Publications Committee of the American Physiological Society.As committee chair, Dr. Sigmund will oversee strategic planning for the 14 journal...

Ko-Ting Lu Defends Thesis

Ko-Ting Lu successfully passed her Master’s examination on Friday, June 27, 2014. Her thesis title was "IDENTIFICATION OF NUCLEAR RECEPTORS THAT REGULATE RENIN GENE EXPRESSION”.  Members of her thesis...

Pharmacology Provides Home for Levitt Visiting Professor Roger Dampney

The Department of Pharmacology has been happy to provide a home away from home for Helen C. Levitt Endowed Annual Visiting Professor Roger Dampney, Ph.D., D.Sc. of the Department of Physiology, Univer...

Dr. Sigmund named founding director of new Center for Hypertension Research

The University of Iowa, through the Francois M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, has a rich history of excellence in cardiovascular research. Building on this strong foundation, we are very plea...

UI researchers find early predictor for preeclampsia

University of Iowa researchers have discovered a biomarker that could give expecting mothers and their doctors the first simple blood test to reliably predict that a pregnant woman may develop preecla...

Kristin Claflin graduate student in Grobe laboratory receives AHA predoctoral fellowship

Kristin E. Claflin, a third year graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate for her project t...

Drs. Dawn Quelle and Rory Fisher receive an Internal Funding Initiatives award from the OVPR 

Dr. Dawn E. Quelle, an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pathology, has received an OVPR award entitled "Drug Resistance in Pancreatic Cancer." Dr. James Mezhir, an Assistant Professor of Surger...

University of Iowa hopes to use sequencing to better diagnose and treat patients

Anne Kwitek was quoted in this article on the efforts of the IIHG in Exome sequencing and personalized medicine.

Ben Weidemann awardee of 2014 David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Benjamin J. Weidemann, an undergraduate student in the Grobe laboratory, has been awarded a 2014 David S. Bruce Undergraduate Award from the American Physiological Society (APS).  Recipients are named...