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March 21, 2016
Nina Bertaux-Skeirik featured
See a feature article on graduate student Nina Bertaux-Skeirik. Nina studies under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.
October 27, 2015
Gopinath Sundaramurthy, PhD
Gopinath Sundaramurthy successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "A probabilistic approach for automated discovery of biomarkers using expression data from microarray or RNA-Seq datasets". The work was done under the guidance of Hamid Eghbalnia, PhD.
February 15, 2016
Drew Rosselot receives a URC Summer Fellowship
Drew Rosselot has received a URC Graduate Summer Fellowship for his project "Age related changes to the coupling of circadian rhythms to the cell cycle". Drew studies under the guidance of Christian Hong, PhD.
March 9, 2016
Bridge funding award for Yana Zavros, PhD
The College of Medicine has awarded Yana Zavros, PhD a bridge funding award for her project "The role of Hedgehog signaling in gastric tissue repair and regeneration".
November 1, 2015
Welcome to Eitaro Aihara, PhD
The department welcomes Eitaro Aihara, PhD, an expert in defense mechanisms of gastrointestional mucosa, to the faculty.
November 1, 2015
Welcome to John Hogenesch, PhD
Professor John Hogenesch, PhD has joined the departmental faculty as Ohio Eminent Scholar. Dr. Hogenesch studies the mammalian circadian clock using genomic and computational tools. Read more
October 27, 2015
Ali Shawki, PhD
Ali Shawki successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Functional properties and intestinal role of H+-coupled divalent metal-ion transporter-1". The work was done under the guidance of Bryan Mackenzie, PhD.
October 27, 2015
Poster by Nina Bertaux-Skeirik rates highly
A poster by Nina Bertaux-Skeirik, "CD44 variant (8-10) marks the cancer stem cells in human gastric adenocarcinoma", was awarded second prize among the 78 posters in the UC College of Medicine Graduate Student Research Forum. The work was done under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD. Read more
August 22, 2015
Welcome to Tongli Zhang, PhD
The department welcomes its newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Tongli Zhang, PhD. Dr. Zhang arrives from the University of Oxford and is expert in the mathematical modeling of cellular decision-making.
July 1, 2015
Research award for Bryan Mackenzie, PhD
A team including Bryan Mackenzie, PhD has received a five-year R01 award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH, for his project entitled "Ferroportin structure and function".
June 29, 2015
Feature article on Judith Heiny, PhD
The research of Judith Heiny, PhD on skeletal muscle fatigue was featured in the journal International Innovation. Read the article
June 12, 2015
Nina Bertaux-Skeirik receives Ryan Fellowship
Nina Bertaux-Skeirik has been awarded a two-year Albert J. Ryan Fellowship for graduate studies. This is the highest honor the College of Medicine can bestow on graduate students while they are still in their degree program. Nina studies under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.
May 28, 2015
Shruti Marwaha, PhD
Shruti Marwaha successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "A Genomics and Mathematical Modeling Approach for the study of Helicobacter pylori-associated Gastritis and Gastric Cancer". The project was done under the guidance of Hamid Eghbalnia, PhD.
April 23, 2015
Researchers Receive NIH Award
An interdisciplinary team including Yana Zavros, PhD, Christian Hong, PhD, and Marshall Montrose, PhD has received a $4.6 million NIH grant to study diarrheal disease using lab-developed human stomach and intestinal tissues known as organoids. Read more
April 20, 2015
Gopinath Sundaramurthy, MS
Gopinath Sundaramurthy was awarded the MS degree in Molecular and Cellular Physiology. The project was done under the guidance of Hamid Eghbalnia, PhD.
April 20, 2015
Interdisciplinary Grant Awarded to Steven Kleene, PhD
The College of Medicine Office of Research and University Research Council have awarded an Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Support Grant to Steven Kleene, PhD, together with Bradley Dixon, MD and Brian Siroky, PhD of UC Pediatrics and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Read more
April 6, 2015
Rising Star Award for Christian Hong, PhD
The College of Medicine Office of Research has awarded its first Rising Star award to Christian Hong, PhD. Read more
March 18, 2015
Michael Craig, PhD
Michael Craig successfully defended his doctoral dissertation "Transcriptional Regulation of Developmental and Tumor-Induced Angiogenesis by Etv2 and Fli1b" in the Systems Biology and Physiology graduate program. The project was done under the guidance of Saulius Sumanas, PhD.
February 25, 2015
Amy Engevik, PhD
Amy Engevik successfully defended her doctoral dissertation "The Regulation of Gastric Ulcer Repair" in the Systems Biology and Physiology graduate program. The project was done under the guidance of Yana Zavros, PhD.
July 14, 2014
Robert Highsmith to serve as Interim Chair.
Robert Highsmith, PhD, has agreed to serve as Interim Chair of the Departments of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics effective September 1, 2014.
June 5, 2014
Marshall Montrose appointed Vice Provost and Dean
Marshall Montrose, PhD, has been appointed as UC Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, effective September 1, 2014.

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