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Grant to study rare genetic disorder

A University of Iowa research team will develop an innovative pig model to better understand a rare genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF) thanks to a grant from the Children’s Tumor Foundatio...

Dr. Strack receives grant from the Fondation de l’Ataxie Charlevoix Saguenay

Stefan Strack, Professor of Pharmacology, was awarded a 2-year grant from the Fondation de l’Ataxie Charlevoix Saguenay, a private foundation based in Montreal, Canada, to help find cures for a debili...

Drs. Fisher and Narayanan receive a Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Target Advancement Award

Drs. Rory A. Fisher, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, and Nandakumar S. Narayanan, Assistant Professor of Neurology, have received a Michael J. Fox Foundation for Pa...

Dr. Fisher receives Broad Institute Award

Dr. Rory A. Fisher, Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology and Internal Medicine, has received a Broad Institute Award from the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research entitled “RGS6 and Schizop...

Study identifies liver-generated hormone that regulates 'sweet tooth'

We all love our sugar, especially during the holidays. Cookies, cake, and candy are simply irresistible.While sugar cravings are common, the physiological mechanisms that trigger our “sweet tooth” are...

Burning calories while you sleep?

The link between the gut microbiome and obesity seems clear, but just how changes to gut bacteria can cause weight gain is not. A University of Iowa study in mice shows that drug-induced changes to th...

Graduate student Magdalene Ameka receives prestigious award

Ms. Magdalene Ameka, a graduate student in Dr. Matthew Potthoff’s lab in the Department of Pharmacology, received a Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Award based on her strong academic reco...

UI researchers receive first-in-the-nation grant to study neuroendocrine tumors

Researchers at the University of Iowa Holden of Pediatrics and the UI Children’s Hospital, Comprehensive Cancer Center have received the first-ever Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) ...

Balyssa Bell, graduate student in Dr. Rahmouni's lab receives AHA award

Balyssa Bell received a Top Trainee Award at the scientific sessions of the Council on Hypertension of the American Heart Association held in Washington DC.  At this meeting, Balyssa was also selected...

Dr. Curt Sigmund delivers inaugural Vancouver 2010 Plenary Lecture

Dr. Curt D. Sigmund delivered the inaugural Vancouver 2010 Plenary Lecture on October 24, 2015 at the Canadian Hypertension Congress in Toronto, Ontario.   His lecture, entitled “Role of Novel PPARg P...

Rahmouni receives 2015 Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence

Dr. Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, has been awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) 2015 Hypertension Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence. The AHA Hypertension Mid-Career Award for Research Excellence...

Alum Howard Jacob to join HudsonAlpha

The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced on April 7, 2015 that Pharmacology alumnus and renowned clinical genomics expert Dr. Howard Jacob (PhD ’89) was appointed as their Executive Vice ...

Melanoma Research Alliance announces Robin Davisson as President and CEO-elect

Robin Davisson, PhD, Professor at Cornell University and alumnus of the department of pharmacology and a former faculty member in the Anatomy and Cell Biology department accepted a new position at the...

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.

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...

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 Macrophage-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 Tyrosine H...

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...

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...

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...