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UC professor develops a novel approach to combat cocaine addiction

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January 5, 2022: Norman, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Cincinnati, is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to proceed with first‐in‐human trials for his approach to treating cocaine addiction. While treatments have been developed to treat other addictions including alcohol, nicotine, and opioids, treatment for cocaine addiction has eluded scientists.

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Lisa Green, Doctoral Student Dissertation Defense

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January 21, 2022:  Lisa Green doctoral student in the Molecular, Cellular and Biochemical Pharmacology program will defend her dissertation "The role of Human Antigen R (HuR) in pathological cardiac remodeling" on Friday, January 21, 2022, at 11:00am EST via Zoom.

Konstantinos Drosatos, PhD Joins PSP Faculty

Dr. Drosatos

January 1, 2022: Pharmacology & Systems Physiology welcomes Dr. Konstantinos Drosatos, Professor, to the department.  Before joining UCCOM/PSP, Dr. Drosatos was an Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences & Center for Translational Medicine at Temple University. His research interests include signaling mechanisms that link cardiac stress in sepsis, diabetes, and myocardial ischemia, with altered myocardial metabolism.

Michelle Nieman, BS receives CoM Research Professional Award

Nieman

December 31, 2021: Michelle Nieman has been employed at the University of Cincinnati for over twenty-five years. Currently, she is working as a research associate in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology.  Michelle provides surgical assistance and training to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students at the university.  As part of the Murine Physiology Core, under the direction of Dr. John Lorenz, she has been able to develop close collaborations with multiple investigators at UC and elsewhere. Her primary focus has been generating chronic surgical models of disease including cardiac hypertrophy, ischemic injury, and systemic hypertension. She also utilizes various in vivo and ex vivo techniques to analyze cardiovascular and renal phenotypes in genetically mutated mice.

Kaitlin N. Hart, Doctoral Student Dissertation Defense

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December 3, 2021: Kaitlin Hart, doctoral student in the Molecular, Cellular, and Biochemical Pharmacology program will defend her dissertation entitled "Structural and Functional Studies of Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and its Receptor" on Friday December 3, 2021 at 1:00pm EST in MSB E351 & via Zoom.

Brian Johns, Doctoral Student Dissertation Defense

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November 2, 2021: Brian Johns, doctoral student in the Molecular, Cellular & Biochemical Pharmacology program will defend his dissertation entitled "Immunogenicity and Anti-Drug Antibody Assay Validation Against a Novel Humanized Anti-Cocaine Monoclonal Antibody" on Tuesday November 2, 2021.

Chen Gao, PhD Joins PSP Faculty

Dr. Gao

October 1, 2021: Pharmacology & Systems Physiology welcomes Dr. Chen Gao, Assistant Professor, to the department.  Before joining UCCOM/PSP, Dr. Gao was an Assistant Researcher at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology.  Her research interests include understanding the molecular mechanisms, especially the impact of RNA metabolism in cardiometabolic disease progression.

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