News and Updates
Dr. Khalid Benamar received funding for a R21 grant from National Institute on Drug Abuse for his project titled, "Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) and cannabidiol (CBD) combination: HIV-1 chronic neuropathic pain". This year long project will receive a total award of $229,500.
We are delighted to welcome Isabel Castro Piedras to the Department of Pharmacology
and Neuroscience! Isabel has joined the team as a Senior Research Associate in Dr.
Igor Ponomarev's lab.
She brings twelve years of lab experience. Isabel comes to Pharmacology and Neuroscience from the Department of Immunology, where she served as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for five years.
In 2016, Isabel received her Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). We are pleased to have her onboard and know she will be a great asset to Dr. Ponomarev's lab and the department.
Congratulations to Valeria Jaramillo-Martinez, for passing her Qualifying Exam (QE)! Valeria presented her QE on Tuesday, August 10th titled, "Function of sodium-coupled citrate transporter NaCT and dysfunction in early infantile epileptic encephalopathy".
Congratulations to Xiaobo Liu for passing her Qualifying Exam (QE)! Xiaobo presented her QE on Tuesday, August 24th titled, "Development of a DSM-V model of Alcohol Use Disorder in miniature swine and evaluation of novel treatment methods".
The Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) and
Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA) held the 5th annual symposium that focused on "Aging-Related
Health Issues and Alzheimer's"
Key Note Speaker, Eliezer Masliah,MD
Director, Division of Neuroscience at NIH/NIA.
To view the event program click here
The Reid L. Norman and Cynthia A Jumper Excellence in Pharmacology and Neuroscience Graduate Student Scholarship
This two-year scholarship serves to recognize the accomplishments in academia, research,
leadership and community involvement of a graduate student in the Translational Neuroscience
and Pharmacology (TNP) graduate concentration. This scholarship will be awarded biennially
to a Ph.D student in the TNP concentration.
Dr. Reid L. Norman is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, School of Medicine, TTUHSC. Dr. Cynthia A. Jumper is Vice President for Government Relations and Managed Care, and former Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, TTUHSC. The couple has been dedicating their careers to advancing health care through academics, research and patient care.
Mariacristina Mazzitelli has be selected as the 1st recipient of the scholarship. Mariacristina currently works in the lab of Dr. Volker Neugebauer.
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