In 1891, forty-one years after the University of Michigan Medical School began, the University established the first Department of Pharmacology in the United States. Its founder and first chair was John Jacob Abel, regarded as the Father of American Pharmacology.

Over the more than one hundred years since its start, our department has awarded more Ph.D. degrees in pharmacology than any other American university. Our graduates have made a major impact on the field of pharmacology. Among our alums are many pharmaceutical company executives, research directors and senior scientists; directors of government research labs; and recognized chairs and faculty in academia with reputations for both excellent research and teaching.

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unless otherwise noted.


December 2014


Monday, December 22

Thesis Defense: Andrew Haak, Neubig Lab

Title: Rho/MRTF pathway signaling and small-molecule inhibitor development in systemic sclerosis

Time: 2:00pm

Location: 5915 Buhl, MS II

Reception: Andrew Haak

Time: 4:00pm

Location: 2340 MSRB III



January 2015


Wednesday, January 7

Faculty Meeting

Time: 12:00pm


Graduate Student Meeting

Time: 12:00PM

Location: 2340 MSRB III


Friday, January 9

PSTP Graduate Student Seminar

Carrie Johnson, Iniguez Lab

Title: TBA

Time: 12:00PM


Tuesday, January 13

Dr. Gregory G. Tall, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Title: Adhesion G Protein Coupled Receptors are Activated by Exposure of a Cryptic Tethered Agonist

New Time: 1:30pm

New Location: Danto Auditorium, Cardiovascular Center


Friday, January 16

Phillip Saccone, Woods Lab

Title: TBA

Time: 12:00PM


Wednesday, January 21

Dr. Luis Santana, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington

Title: Cooperative Calcium Channel Gating in Heart and Neurons

Time: 12:00PM


Friday, January 23 (1st PIBS Weekend)

Nicolas Senese, Traynor Lab

Title: TBA

Time: 12:00PM


Wednesday, January 28

Dr. James T. Dalton, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan

Title: TBA

Time: 12:00PM


Friday, January 30 (2nd PIBS Weekend)

Colleen Carpenter, Gnegy Lab

Title: TBA

Time: 12:00PM




 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

12:00 - 1:00 PM, room 2736 MS II

Dr. Vincent Groppi, Ph.D., Vice President and CSO Essen Bioscience

Title: Temporal Pharmacological Analysis of Angiogenesis and Metastasis

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

12:00 - 1:00 PM, room 2736 MS II

Dr. Vincent Groppi, Ph.D., Vice President and CSO Essen Bioscience

Title: Temporal Pharmacological Analysis of Angiogenesis and Metastasis

Congratulations to Dr. Shaomeng Wang who has been named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.  More information...


Congratulations to Dr. Jon Maybaum who has been selected to receive the University of Michigan Medical School 2014 Endowment for the Basic Sciences (EBS) Teaching Award in Pharmacology.


Dr. Isom is in the news.  Read more.....





Congratulations to Drs. Ben Lucchesi and Tom Carey who have been inducted into the University of Michigan Medical School’s League of Research Excellence. More information.....


Natasha T. Snider (Hollenberg lab, 2009) has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor, tenure track, in the department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the University of North Carolina. She will start her position on December 1, 2014.


Congratulations to Dr. John McNeill (Ph.D. - 1967) who has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award  by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. More details....


Congratulations to Bob Kennedy, Ph.D. who has been named Distinguished University Professor, one of our university’s highest honors. More details....


Congratulations to Kevin Hicks, PhD (2010) who has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Lerner School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.


Adam J. Kuszak, PhD (2009) recently earned an AAAS Fellowship in the NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). Read the article from the September issue of The Pharmacologist pp145-48.


Congratulations to John Tesmer, PhD and Matthew Young, PhD who have been awarded the drug discovery research grants from the Center for the Discovery of New Medicines . More details...


Dr. James A. Shayman, adjunct professor of Pharmacology, helped develop Cerdelga, a drug to treat Gaucher’s disease. Read More.


Congratulations to Carrie Ferrario, PhD and Emily Jutkiewicz, PhD who are the recipients of the 2014 NARSAD Young Investigator Grants.


Jennifer Lamberts, Traynor Lab (2013) will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy at Ferris State University, beginning September 1, 2014.


Congratulations to Lori Isom, Ph.D. who has been named by the Regents of the University of Michigan as the Interim Chair of our department.





Congratulations to John Tesmer, who has been appointed as an Associate Editor of Molecular Pharmacology.


Congratulations to D. Adam Lauver, Ph.D. who has been awarded the 2014 Frankel Cardiovascular Center Inaugural Grant Award.


Congratulations to Dr. Shaomeng Wang
who has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2014. More information.....


Congratulations to Dr. Jim Woods who has been awarded the P.B. Dews Lifetime Achievement Award in Pharmacology by ASPET for his seminal contributions to the fields of behavioral pharmacology and drug abuse.


Congratulations to Dr. Peggy Gnegy who has been elected as a Councilor for the American S
ociety for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. More Information.....






















 

Congratulations:


Kathryn Livingston won the Best Student Poster Award at the Molecular Pharmacology of GPCRs meeting with the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and toxicologists, Melbourne Australia.


Kathryn Livingston has been awarded a Rackham Conference Travel Grant.


Kathryn Livingston, who is the recipient of a 2014 EDGE Fellowship Award from the Endowment for the Basic Sciences.


Colleen Carpenter was awarded a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant on June 16, 2014.


Sarah Mikelman who won the Best Poster Award at the 41st Pharmacology Colloquium on June 6th, 2014 at MSU.


Andrew Haak was runner up for the Best Oral Presentation at the 41st Pharmacology Colloquium on June 6th, 2014 at MSU.


Kathryn Livingston who won the Graduate Student Outstanding Poster Award at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, May 30th, 2014.


Larisa Kruger has been awarded a Rackham Conference Travel Grant on May 9, 2014.


Phillip Saccone has been awarded a Rackham Travel Grant on April 17, 2014.


Cameron Capper has been awarded a Rackham Conference Travel Grant on March 21, 2014.


Katherine Ryland has been awarded a Rackham Conference Travel Grant on March 20, 2014.


Andrew Haak has been awarded a Rackham Conference Travel Grant on March 4, 2014.


Andrew Haak and Kathryn Livingston are the recipients of the February 2014 Travel Award competition (Thomas Baum Travel Award).

Accepting applications for the 2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Programs. Information and forms are available here. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.