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Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Physiology Announcements and Events

Robert Koncar, PhD

Robert Koncar, PhD

March 24, 2017: Our latest doctoral graduate is Robert Koncar, whose dissertation "Exploiting genetic vulnerabilities to overcome treatment resistance in adult gliomas" was done under the mentorship of El Mustapha Bahassi, PhD.
John MacLennan, PhD

Research Award for John MacLennan, PhD

March 22, 2017: John MacLennan, PhD has been chosen as the first winner of the Starr Family Spark Grant in ALS Research from the Mayfield Foundation.

Success at poster competition

February 28, 2017: At the annual scientific symposium of the Digestive Health Center, top prizes were won by graduate student Nina Bertaux-Skeirik (second place for "Patient-derived in vitro and in vivo organoid models of gastric cancer") and research scientist Jayati Chakbrabarti (third place for "Hedgehog signaling regulates PDL-1 expression in gastric cancer cells to induce tumor proliferation"). Both projects were done under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.

Christian Hong, PhDBridge funding award for Christian Hong, PhD

January 25, 2017: The College of Medicine has awarded Christian Hong, PhD a bridge funding award for his project "Interconnected molecular network of circadian rhythms and cell cycle".

 

 


Two departments to merge

January 12, 2017: This year the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology will merge with the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics.
Three students win training grand

Training Grant Featured

November 10, 2016: See a feature article on the department's Advanced Multidisciplinary Training Program for Systems Biology.

 

 




Christina Wei

Christina Wei, PhD

October 25, 2016: Christina Wei was awarded her PhD for her dissertation "The role of GSK3β-CUGBP1 pathway in the correction of DM1 muscle pathology". The work was done under the guidance of Lubov Timchenko, PhD.



Nina Bertaux-Skeirik

Nina Bertaux-Skeirik featured

March 21, 2016: See a feature article on graduate student Nina Bertaux-Skeirik. Nina studies under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.



Gopinath Sundaramurthy

Gopinath Sundaramurthy, PhD

March 11, 2016: Gopinath Sundaramurthy successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "A probabilistic approach for automated discovery of biomarkers using expression data from microarray or RNA-Seq datasets". The work was done under the guidance of Hamid Eghbalnia, PhD.



Andrew Rosselot

Drew Rosselot receives a URC Summer Fellowship

March 9, 2016: Drew Rosselot has received a URC Graduate Summer Fellowship for his project "Age related changes to the coupling of circadian rhythms to the cell cycle". Drew studies under the guidance of Christian Hong, PhD.



Nina Bertaux-Skeirik

Nina Bertaux-Skeirik awarded Dean's Fellowship

February 15, 2016: Nina Bertaux-Skeirik has been awarded a Graduate School Dean's Fellowship for her final year of graduate studies. Nina studies under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.



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Ali Shawki, PhD

October 27, 2015: Ali Shawki successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Functional properties and intestinal role of H+-coupled divalent metal-ion transporter-1". The work was done under the guidance of Bryan Mackenzie, PhD. Dr. Shawki will conduct postdoctoral studies at the University of California, RIverside.



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Poster by Nina Bertaux-Skeirik rates highly

October 27, 2015: A poster by Nina Bertaux-Skeirik, "CD44 variant (8-10) marks the cancer stem cells in human gastric adenocarcinoma", was awarded second place among the 78 posters in the UC College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Forum. The work was done under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.



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Welcome to Tongli Zhang, PhD

August 22, 2015: The department welcomes its newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Tongli Zhang, PhD. Dr. Zhang arrives from the University of Oxford and is expert in the mathematical modeling of cellular decision-making.



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Nina Bertaux-Skeirik receives Ryan Fellowship

June 12, 2015: Nina Bertaux-Skeirik has been awarded a two-year Albert J. Ryan Fellowship for graduate studies. This award is only available to students at the University of Cincinnati, Harvard University, and Dartmouth College. It is the highest honor the College of Medicine can bestow on graduate students while they are still in their degree program. Nina studies under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.



shruti marwaha

Shruti Marwaha, PhD

May 28, 2015: Shruti Marwaha successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "A genomics and mathematical modeling approach for the study of Helicobacter pylori-associated gastritis and gastric cancer". The project was done under the guidance of Hamid Eghbalnia, PhD.



christian hong

Rising Star Award for Christian Hong, PhD

April 6, 2015: The College of Medicine Office of Research has awarded its first Rising Star award to Christian Hong, PhD. Dr. Hong is Director of Recruitment and Admissions for the Systems Biology and Physiology graduate program. Read more.



michael craig

Michael Craig, PhD

March 18, 2015: Michael Craig successfully defended his doctoral dissertation "Transcriptional regulation of developmental and tumor-induced angiogenesis by Etv2 and Fli1b" in the Systems Biology and Physiology graduate program. The project was done under the guidance of Saulius Sumanas, PhD. Dr. Craig now has a faculty appointment with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Wright State University.



amy engevik

Amy Engevik, PhD

February 25, 2015: Amy Engevik successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "The regulation of gastric ulcer repair" in the Systems Biology and Physiology graduate program. The project was done under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD. Dr. Engevik is now pursuing postdoctoral studies at Vanderbilt University.