Category: News

Fundamental science can find real world application in unexpected – and important – ways.

Dr. Dorian Rosen (Pharmacology PhD, 2019), while working in the Alban Gaultier lab, showed that a common SSRI antidepressant, fluvoxamine, can also engage the sigma-1 receptor to dampen cytokine-mediate inflammatory…

Kudos go out to Philip Seegren: Recipient of the 2021Rall Award!

Congratulations to Philip Seegren for being the recipient of the 2021 Ted W. Rall Award for the best paper by a Pharmacology Student published in the calendar year. He received…

Kudos to Drs. Lazo and Sharlow: KeViRx Awarded Second NIH R43 Grant

KeViRx is an early stage drug discovery company spun out of the UVA Department of Pharmacology by Elizabeth Sharlow and John Lazo and located in Charlottesville. KeViRx was just awarded…

Kudos to Merci Best: STEAMKITX, a company that makes STEM and Arts kits

The children are definitely our future, and with this in mind, Merci Best (Pharmacology Grad Student in George Bloom's Lab) knows how important it is to keep them interested and…

Kudos to Mark Kester: nanoSTAR Summer Program for Entrepreneurial Nanoscale Engineering

The Pharmacology department sends kudos to Mark Kester, PhD, UVA Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, for making headlines for his excellent work with nanotechnology and…

Kudos to the Guyenet & Okusa Labs for Recent Publication in PNAS

Maybe you missed the latest paper detailing the work of a UVA SOM collaboration between the Department of Pharmacology and Nephrology. Dr. Shinji Tanaka from the Okusa lab (Nephrology) and the…

Congratulations to Matteo Ottolini- PhD Dissertation Defense!

Motteo Ottoloni (Pharmacology Graduate Student in Dr.Swapnil Sonkusare's Lab), will be presenting  his Dissertation Defense on Thursday, August 19, 2021. He will be talking about, "Endothelial TRPV4 Channel Signaling in…

New Research from the Bochkis Lab Could Boost Drug Development for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders

Exciting new research from Irina Bochkis's Lab (UVA Pharmacology) outline an entirely new paradigm to explain the activation of a type of hormone receptor, known as Type II receptors, found…

Kudos to Ukpong Eyo-UVA Today Q&A: How Microglia Could Change Medicine

Ukpong Eyo, PhD (Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology Preceptor), was featured in UVAToday as he discussed microglia (a type of cells in the central nervous system) and the work…

Congratulations, Liz Gonye- Wagner Fellowship Award Recipient!

The Pharmacology Department would like to send out huge congratulations to Elizabeth Gonye (Pharmacology Grad Student in Dr. Douglas Bayliss's Lab),  for being one of the BIMS students to receive…