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Featured in this weeks URMC Research Connections
Crossing Elmwood: Using ultrasound for tissue engineering
Tissue engineering has resulted in some remarkable achievements: skin substitutes, cartilage replacements, artificial bladders, urethral segments, blood vessels, bronchial tubes and corneal tissue substitutes.
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Paper of the Week, The Journal of Biological Chemistry
Kamil J. Alzayady, Ph.D.
A journal article by Kamil J. Alzayady, Larry E. Wagner II, Rahul Chandrasekhar, Alina Monteagudo, Ronald Godiska, Gregory G. Tall, Suresh K. Joseph, and David I. Yule was selected as a Paper of the Week by The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Alzayady KJ, Wagner LE 2nd, Chandrasekhar R, Monteagudo AM, Godiska R, Tall GG, Joseph SK, and Yule DI. (2013) Functional inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors assembled from concatenated homo- and heteromeric subunits. J Biol Chem. 288:29772-29784. (Paper of the Week)
2013 Convocation Award
|Dr. Robert T. Dirksen was selected as the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award. This award is presented to a postdoctoral mentor who shows dedication to postdoctoral trainees, as well as evidence of contributing significantly to their career development and professional advancement and was presented at the School of Medicine and Dentistry Convocation, September 12, 2013.|
Faculty Focus Article
Cover Art for Tissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews
An image by Dr. Denise C. Hocking and Dr. Daniel C. Roy was selected as cover art for Tissue Engineering, Part B: Reviews, Volume 19, Number 1, February 2013. This is a human mesenchymal stem cells adherent to a recombinant fibronectin mimetic substrate polymerize an endogenous fibronectin matrix (green) using α5β1 integrins (red).
Upstate New York Pharmacology Society
56th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting
Trevor J. Shuttleworth, Ph.D., was the Chair and Organizer of a satellite symposium on "Orai Channels -- New Insights, New Ideas," at the 56th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, San Diego, California, February 24, 2012.
1st International Meeting on Ion Channel Signaling Mechanisms
Trevor J. Shuttleworth, Ph.D., was a Plenary Speaker at The First International Meeting on Ion Channel Signaling Mechanisms: from Basic Science to Clinical Application held in Marrakesh, Morocco, October 31-November 4, 2011.
Faculty Recognized at Convocation
Three Department of Pharmacology and Physiology faculty members were recognized by Dean Mark B. Taubman, M.D., at the URMC Opening Convocation on October 5, 2011, for appointment to five-year named profesorships:
|Jean M. Bidlack, Ph.D., Paul Stark Professorship in Pharmacology|
|Alan V. Smrcka, Ph.D., Louis C. Lasagna Professorship in Experimental Therapeutics|
|A. William Tank, Ph.D., Lewis Pratt Ross Professorship in Pharmacology and Physiology|
NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award
Suzanne N. Haber, Ph.D., was a recipient of the NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, "Postnatal development of prefrontal white matter bundles." She also was invited to give a special lecture at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, entitled: "The Circuit of Reward and Value: Linking connectivity to Function and Disease CME."
University Dean's Award for Meritorious Service
Denise C. Hocking, Ph.D., was selected for The University Dean's Award for Meritorious Service in Ph.D. Defenses.
Department Press Releases
|Electrical Brain Stimulation May Strengthen Memory, Study Says|
|Couch Potato Pill Might Stop Heat Stroke Too|
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