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The research activities of the Cornell Pharmacology Program faculty cover broad areas of modern pharmacological sciences. Faculty carry out research in cancer pharmacology, neuropharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, drug metabolism, toxicology, proteomics, molecular pharmacology, receptors and signal transduction, and drug design.







Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Luisa M. Figueiredo, PhD
Lecture Hall Room A-250
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Host: Dr. Samie Jaffrey
“RNA modifications in parasite immune evasion”
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Lorraine J. Gudas, PhD
Lecture Hall Room A-250
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
"Retinoic Acid Receptor Selective Agonists for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer and Diabetes"
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
James L. Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D.
Lecture Hall Room A-250
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas
“Senolytics: The Path to Translation”
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Rana K. Gupta, Ph.D.
Lecture Hall Room A-250
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Host: Dr. James C. Lo
“Perivascular Stromal Cells as Double Agents of Adipose Tissue Health and Disease”
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Anna Greka, M.D., Ph.D.
Lecture Hall Room A-250
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Steven Gross, Ph.D.
Lecture Hall Room A-250
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Host: Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas
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October 22, 2018:

Dr. Lorraine Gudas is named as one of the top women "rock stars" of science at the annual meeting of the European Society of Medical Oncology.

October 10, 2018:

Dr. Jaffrey Co-Founds a New Biotech Company.

To read more, click here

August 31, 2018:

Dr. Gudas to Speak at the Japanese Pharmacological Society Annual Meeting in Osaka, Japan.

Dr. Gudas was selected by ASPET to give a major research talk at this meeting in the spring of 2019.

August 30, 2018:

Dr. Quintero's Research is Published!

Dr. Cynthia Quintero, PhD student mentored by Drs. Gudas and Luo, published her research on CARM1! Here is the link: click here

April 26, 2018:

Dr. Yueming Li was chosen as the recipient of the Weill Cornell Graduate School Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring Award for the value of his teaching and mentoring of WCGS students. Dr. Li was nominated by, Drs. Derek Tan, David Scheinberg, Lisa Placanica and Natalya Gertsik and will be presented this award at the Weill Cornell Graduate School Convocation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 30th, at 10:00am in Uris Auditorium. Congratulations Dr. Li!

April 18, 2018:

Pathway to stop Diabetes Visionary Award Recipient.

Weill Cornell Faculty member, Dr. Samie R. Jaffrey has received the Pathway Visionary Award for his basic research project titled, "Rewiring Cellular Metabolic Networks in Diabetes." Dr. Jaffrey is developing a new type of gene therapy that will allow liver cells to "sense" metabolic abnormalities that occur in diabetes and then stimulate the production of proteins that would correct liver function.

April 12, 2018:

Scientists from the Giovanni Lorenzino Medical Foundation met with Weill Cornell faculty.

Pictured at lunch are: Lorraine Gudas, Emanuela Folco, David Hajjar, & Randi Silver. In the second picture are Roberto Levi, Guido Rasi, & Sergio Pecorelli. Dr. Rasi is the Executive Director of the European Medical Agency and he also gave a lecture titled: Role of Regulatory Agencies in the Development of Innovative Drugs.

April 4, 2018:

Tom Rossetti won the first year poster prize in the 38th annual Vincent du Vigneaud Research Symposium from his work in Dr. Kristen Pleil’s lab.

March 27, 2018:

Chuck Pratt, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Grimm, has a new publication, titled: Nanoparticles as multimodal photon transducers of ionizing radiation, out in Nature Nanotechnology. Very nice research, Chuck!! To read more: click here

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March 21, 2018:

Jeanne Farrell, who received her PhD in our Weill Cornell Pharmacology Program (advisors Drs. Buck and Levin), was just promoted to the position of Associate Vice President, Office of Technology Transfer, The Rockefeller University. Congratulations, Jeanne!!

December, 2017:

Lorraine Gudas connected with Sara DiNapoli, Julia Silveira, & Emily Mercer at a holiday party!. Emily (PhD awarded last year in Pharmacology) is now working at the healthcare co. IQVIA in NYC.