Congratulations to J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD who's been named Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Gutkind succeeds Joan Heller Brown, PhD, who served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology for 18 years. The department originated in 1987, with founding chair Palmer Taylor, PhD.
Robert Tukey, PhD and Louise Laurent, MD, PhD awarded $5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a program of
widespread testing for COVID-19 in San Ysidro, focused on pregnant women and children.
Tim Baffi, PhD, a BMS graduate student and pharmacological sciences trainee, who has been selected as the recipient of the 14th annual
2020Roland K. Robins Pharmacology Outstanding Thesis Award.
Congratulations to Chair Joan Heller Brown, PhD who was selected as a
2020 Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET), an honor bestowed on members who have demonstrated excellence via their overall contributions to pharmacology and the Society.
JoAnn Trejo, PhD who was selected for the 2020 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity.
Tannishtha Reya, PhD who has been selected to receive the Cancer Research Institute’s 2020
Fredrick W. Alt Award for New Discoveries in Immunology.
David Gonzalez, PhD
is featured in
"How to Spot Patients Most Likely to Die from Blood Infections"
for a study published on September 3, 2020 in
JoAnn Trejo, PhD who was selected as a
Fellow by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). Election as a Fellow of ASCB is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers in recognition for their meritorious efforts to advance cell biology and/or its applications and for their service to ASCB.
Congratulations to Chair Joan Heller Brown, PhD who was elected as a
Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association for 2020, a designation which honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research.
Congratulations to Michael Karin, PhD who was selected for the
2020 AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Award for Outstanding Basic Cancer Research.
Krishna Sriram, postdoc fellow and Paul Insel, MD are featured in
"What is the ACE2 receptor, how is it connected to coronavirus and why might it be key to treating COVID-19? The experts explain."
Congratulations to David Gonzalez, PhD for being selected as a
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative awardee to support the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease along with UC San Diego colleagues Hiutung Chu and Mamata Sivagnanam.
Michael Karin, PhD is featured in
"Too Much of a Good Thing May Lead to Too Much of a Liver As Well."
Congratulations to Chair Joan Heller Brown, PhD who was selected for the
2020 Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Awardin Pharmacology from ASPET for her scientific achievements and significant contributions to the field of pharmacology.