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.


July 2014


Thursday, July 31

Time: 10:00am - noon

Location: 2748 Med Sci II

Summer Research Fellow Presentations

Moderators: John Traynor and Chris Canman

Shreyas Ramani, Mentor: Canman

Laura Cracium, Mentor: Holz

Jacob Stanage, Mentor: Gnegy

Ahmed Owda, Mentor: Woods

Ahmed Kemal, Mentor: Traynor


Thursday, July 31

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: BSRB Seminar Rooms

Dr. Hollenberg reception

Remarks will be at 4 p.m.


August 2014


Friday, August 1

Time: 10:00am - noon

Location: 2748 Med Sci II

Summer Research Fellow Presentations

Moderators: Pete Vollbrecht and Emily Jutkiewicz

Zuliat Owoade, Mentor: Lauver

Ellen Davis, Mentor: Tesmer

Troy Davis, Mentor: Woods

Simar Singh, Mentor: Lauver

Ryan Tarpey, Mentor: Woods


Wednesday, August 6

Faculty Meeting: Instructional Track Faculty Only

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Location: 5915 Buhl Center for Human Genetics


Tuesday, August 12

Time: 11:00am

Location: 5915 Buhl Bldg.

Dr.  Michael A. Holinstat, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Thomas Jefferson University

Title: 12-Lipoxygenase: A Novel Regulator of Hemostatis and Thrombosis


September 2014


Friday, September 5

Department of Pharmacology: Annual Retreat 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Time: 9:45am - 3:30pm

Location: Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw (Great Lakes Rooms)

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Whorton, PhD, Assistant Scientist, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

Title: TBA

Pharmacology retreat 2014.pdf

Registration (available soon)


Friday, September 12

YangYang Bao, Isom Lab

Title: TBA


Friday, September 19

Andrew Haak,

Title: TBA


October 2014


Friday, October 3

Ariell Joiner,

Title: TBA


Friday, October 10

Larisa Kruger, Isom Lab

Title: TBA


Friday, October 17

Kathryn Livingston, Traynor Lab

Title: TBA


Friday, October 24

Jacob Mahoney, Sunahara Lab

Title: TBA


Friday, October 31

Cong-Zhen Qiao, Lucchesi Lab

Title: TBA


November 2014


Friday, November 7

Katherine Ryland,

Title: TBA


Friday, November 14

Cameron Capper, Rae Lab

Title: TBA


Friday, November 21

Sarah Mikelman, Gnegy Lab

Title: TBA


December 2014


Friday, December 5

Joseph Nichols, Sunahara Lab

Title: TBA


Friday, December 12

Time: 9am - 12pm

MS Students






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


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.....



John Traynor, PhD, received the 2013 Endowment for the Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year Award for Pharmacoloy (1/2/0/2014).


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 to Dr. Paul Hollenberg
who has been awarded the Founders Award by the Division of Chemical Toxicology of the American Chemical Society for his seminal mechanistic studies of the cytochrome P450 monooxygenases that play a critical role in drug and xenobiotic metabolism. More information...


Congratulations to Namandje Bumpus, Ph.D. (Hollenberg Lab, 2003), who is the recipient of the 2014 Tanabe Young Investigator Award.


Congratulations to Dr. John Tesmer
who has been elected as 2013 Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More information....



Les Satin, Ph.D. and his lab is in the news. More information....


Jim Olson, our Outstanding Alumnus for 2013
, was featured on NPR. Olson NPR.mp3.

More on Dr. Jim Olson




















 

Congratulations:


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).