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Congratulations to Julie Medina on 30 years of service! Congratulations on achieving this accomplishment. We appreciate her hard work and dedication and are glad to have her as part of our team!

Dr. Josee Guindon has been recognized as the 2023 William A. Devane Young Investigator Award honoree by the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS). Congratulations on this amazing achievement!

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Dr. Michael Blanton and Peyton Presto, MD/PhD student, were recently included in an article from U.S. News & World Report article, titled; "M.D.-Ph.D. Programs Fuse Medicine and Research, Students who earn these two degrees often find jobs as research scientists on medical school faculties." Congratulations on this exciting contribution! To read the full article, click here.

CTNT's 7th Annual Symposium | May 10th

The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) held their 7th Annual Symposium on Wednesday, May 10th. This event featured Distinguished Keynote Speaker and ADK Lecturer: Smriti Iyengar, Ph.D., DIRECTOR, Preclinical Screening Platform for Pain (PSPP) program, in the Division of Translational Research, NINDS NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Visit the CTNT page by clicking here.

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience would like to welcome the following faculty:

  • Chhanda Bose, Ph.D.
  • Boris Decourt, Ph.D., University of Bordeaux
  • Hongmin Wang, Ph.D., University of Idaho

We look forward to working alongside them and know their expertise will be a great addition to our team! 

We'd like to welcome the following students to the Translational Neursocience and Pharmacology Concentration: 

  • Philip Antwi-Adjei (Spring 2023), Philip will be joining Dr. Igor Ponomarev's lab.
  • Zachary Hurtado (Spring 2023), Zachary will be joining Dr. Volker Neugebauer's lab.
  • Caezaan Keshvani, (Fall 2022), Caezaan has joined Dr. Patrick Reynold's lab.
  • Neha Sawant, (Spring 2023), Neha will be joining Dr. P. Hemachandra Reddy's lab.

We are delighted to welcome Shane Smith to the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience! Shane has joined Dr. Josh Lawrence's lab. We welcome him to the team and department!

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