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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.







NOVEMBER 14, 2017
Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D.
Title: “A selective macroautophagy pathway regulating Bax-dependent programmed cell in adipocytes”
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Kristen Pleil

NOVEMBER 28, 2017
Marta Melis, Ph.D.
Title: "Lineage-Tracing Technology to Understand the Molecular Events Involved in a Mouse Model of Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma"
4:00PM - 4:30PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Lorraine Gudas

Xiaochun Cai, Ph.D.
Title: "Development of Selective Protein Methyltransferases Inhibitors and Targeting CARM1 in Cancer Models"
4:30PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Lab of Dr Minkui Luo

DECEMBER 12, 2017
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250

JANUARY 2, 2018
David E. Cohen, M.D.,Ph.D.
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250
Host: Dr. Kristen Pleil

JANUARY 16, 2018
Maureen Gannon, Ph.D.
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250

JANUARY 30, 2018
Anthony Sauve, Ph.D.
Title: "Necessary and Augment if Depleted: The challenge and promise of targeting a central metabolic factor for therapeutic effect"
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Lecture Hall Room: A-250

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November 16, 2017:

Dr. John Blenis, his postdoc Gina Lee, and colleagues just published a paper in Cell on a new signaling pathway that regulates fat production. Congratulations! For more information: click here

November 13, 2017:

PhD student Shira Yomtoubian (PI, Dr. Mittal) won first prize in the school-wide 3 Minute Thesis presentation. Congratulations!

November 9, 2017:

Here is the syllabus listed under Quarters III & IV, of the new graduate school course in Drug Development starting in January 2018: click here

October 25, 2017:

Drs. Jochen Buck and Lonny Levin, Pharmacology Department professors, won a prestigious Daedalus award, for Development of “First of Their Kind” Activators of Soluble Adenylyl Cyclase for the Treatment of Glaucoma.

Dr. Samie Jaffrey, Greenberg-Starr Professor of Pharmacology, also won a Daedalus award for a Platform and Rapid Discovery of Small Molecules That Bind and Modulate Disease-Associated RNA Targets. Congratulations! To read the award announcement: click here

October 10, 2017:

A new course in drug development taught by scientists in the pharmaceutical industry will be offered in 2018. The course is titled, "Drug Development: From Molecule to Prescription." For more information contact Aileen Ibagon.

August 16, 2017:

Some of the research from the laboratory of Dr. Lorraine Gudas was just featured on the Cornell University Research website. To read click here:

August 7, 2017:

Lisa Standke (Tan lab) was just awarded an F31 fellowship from NIH. Congratulations are in order! The title of her project is: "Development of Pharmacologically Optimized Inhibitors of M. tuberculosis MbtA as Novel Antibiotics."

June 1, 2017:

Graduation 2017 at Carnegie Hall in NYC. For more pictures click here

April 22, 2017:

March for Science, NYC!! For more pictures from the March for Science, click here

April 18, 2017:

Dr. Samie Jaffrey has won the 2017 ASPET Abel Award, an award to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators. Dr. Dr. Jaffrey will deliver the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology Lecture on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the annual meeting. Well done, Samie! Congratulations! For more, click here

March 14, 2017:

Pharmacology PhD student Jackson Harvey and his advisor, Dr. Dan Heller, have a paper accepted in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations! The paper is titled: "A Carbon Nanotube Reporter of miRNA Hybridization Events In Vivo." To read: click here

January 20, 2017:

Dr. Christopher Triggle, one of our faculty in WCMC-Qatar, was elected as a fellow of the British Pharmacology Society. Congratulations, Chris!! For details: click here:

January 20, 2017:

Congratulations to Jaclyn Kubala on her new F31 fellowship from NCI titled: The Role of NDUFA4L2 in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma! Jackie is a Pharmacology PhD student co-mentored by Drs. Heller and Gudas, with Dr. David Nanus as a collaborator on this kidney cancer project.

January 17, 2017:

Dr. Paul Watkins, UNC Inst. for Drug Safety Sciences, gave a fascinating talk for the annual Marcus Reidenberg lecture, titled “Why Good Drugs are Sometimes Bad for the Liver.” Pictured are Henry Earle, June Reidenberg, Arleen Rifkind, Marcus Reidenberg, Paul Watkins, & Lorraine Gudas at a reception after the talk. For more pictures: click here

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July 2017:

Dr. Barry Kappel, a PhD graduate in our Pharmacology Program, started his own company, Sapience Therapeutics, in October, 2015 (Nature 245:58; 18, May 2017)