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September 2021

Congratulations to Jin Zhang, PhD who was included in the 2021 class of Fellows of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET)

Congratulations to J. Silvio Gutkind who received the 2021 UCSD Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring. 

UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH NEWSROOM, Blog: “A Yin and Yang of Alzheimer’s Disease,” features William Joiner, PhD

Congratulations to Jacob Wozniak, PhD (Gonzalez lab) and Cayce Dorrier, PhD (Daneman Lab), BMS graduates and pharmacological sciences trainees, who were selected as the recipients of the 15th annual 2021 Roland K. Robins Pharmacology Outstanding Thesis Award.

August 2021

Congratulations to Susan Taylor, PhD who received the prestigious 2022 Herbert Tabor Research Award from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

UC SAN DIEGO HEALTH NEWSROOM, Podcast: “From landscaping to the lab: David Gonzalez’s journey through academia,” features David Gonzalez, PhD.

UCSD's Pharmacology Department was ranked #3 in 2022 by the US News and World Report. Congratulations to everyone!

December 2020

“Antimicrobial Soap Additive Worsens Fatty Liver Disease in Mice,” features Robert Tukey, PhD, Mei-Fei Yueh, PhD, and Michael Karin, PhD

November 2020

Congratulations are in order for Morton Printz who was awarded one of two 2020 Edward A. Dickson Professorships. This award, given annually on each UC campus, honors faculty who have made exemplary post-retirement contributions.

“When the Language of Cells is Interrupted,” features Alexandra Newton, PhD, Jin Zhang, PhD, Susan Taylor, PhD, Jack Dixon, PhD, Joan Heller Brown, PhD, Paul Insel, MD, J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD, Nathan Shaner, PhD, Michael Karin, PhD, Pradipta Ghosh, MD, Samara Reck-Peterson, PhD, and Andres Leschziner, PhD.

October 2020

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.

September 2020

Congratulations to 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.

Congratulations to JoAnn Trejo, PhD who was selected for the 2020 ASCB Prize for Excellence in Inclusivity.

Congratulations to 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 Cell.  

July 2020

Congratulations to 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.

June 2020

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.

May 2020

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."

April 2020

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.

February 2020

Michael Karin, PhD is featured in "Too Much of a Good Thing May Lead to Too Much of a Liver As Well."

January, 2020

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.

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December 2019

David Gonzalez, PhD is featured in "Harmful Bacteria Masquerade as Red Blood Cells to Evade the Immune System."

October 2019

Congratulations to J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD who was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

Congratulations to Jin Zhang, PhD for being a recipient of the 2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring.

September 2019

Congratulations to Alexandra Newton, PhD who was selected for the 2020 BPS Award in the Biophysics of Health and Disease by the Biophysical Society.

August 2019

Alexandra Newton, PhD is featured in "Single Enzyme Helps Drive Inflammation in Mice, Provides Target for New Sepsis Drugs." 

Congratulations to Edward Dennis, PhD who was selected for the 2020 Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).

May 2019

Richard Daneman, PhD is featured in "Thwarting a Protein Reverses Brain Decline in Aged Mice."

April 2019

Michael Karin, PhD and Elsa Sanchez-Lopez, PhD are featured in "In Mice, Eliminating Damaged Mitochondria Alleviates Chronic Inflammatory Disease."

Congratulations to Jin Zhang, PhD who was selected for the 2019 International Chemical Biology Society (ICBS) Global Lectureship by the ICBS Board of Directors which was created to recognize distinguished investigators whose research has significantly advanced the field of chemical biology.

March 2019

Alexandra Newton, PhD is featured in "Balance of Two Enzymes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Survival."  In addition to potentially aiding diagnosis and prognosis, the finding launches new effort to treat pancreatic cancer by inhibiting one enzyme and boosting the other.

JoAnn Trejo, PhD. is featured in "Not Just Checking a Box." How UC San Diego Health Sciences is working to enhance faculty diversity for the betterment of science, education and patient care.

Jing Yang, PhD was featured in "How Metastasizing Cancer Cells Lose Their Way — and How to Restore It."

January 2019

Alexandra Newton, PhD is featured in "Just in Time for the New Year: How to Live Longer (if You're a Cancer Cell)."

December 2018

Jack Dixon, PhD is featured in "JUST THE FAQS: Enzyme Fam20C's Role in Heart Disease."

November 2018

Tannishtha Reya, PhD is featured in "Stand Up To Cancer Grant Funds UC San Diego Health Research in Pancreatic Cancer."

Jerold Chun, MD, PhD is featured in "HIV drugs may help people with Alzheimer's and Down syndrome, says new hypothesis on Alzheimer's origins."

October 2018
J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD and Anjana Rao, PhD are featured in"La Jolla Institute Receives $4.5 Mill Cancer Moonshot Award."

Jin Zhang, PhD and Sohum Mehta, PhD are featured in "10 Years Later: How Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien's Legacy Lives On."    

September 2018
JoAnn Trejo, PhD is featured in "How Cells Repurpose their Garbage Disposal Systems to Promote Inflammation."

Michael Karin, PhD is featured in "Caspase-2 Enzyme Inhibition Shows Promise for Ameliorating Fatty Liver Disease."

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD's recent work was highlighted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.  

January 2018
Richard Daneman, PhD was awarded the 2018 Division for Neuropharmacology -- Early Career Independent Investigator Award from ASPET. This award recognizes Dr. Daneman's important discoveries that have changed the understanding of the blood-brain barrier.

December 2017
JoAnn Trejo, PhD was named the 2017 E. E. Just Lecturer by the ASCB. The award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement by an underrepresented minority scientist. 

Tannishtha Reya, PhD was awarded a 2017 UC Drug Discovery Consortium seed grantThis cross-campus initiative, funded by the Office of the President through an MRPI award, aims to advance drug discovery capabilities and success at the University of California.

November 2017
Shabnam Shalapour, PhD and Michael Karin, PhD are featured in "How Chronic Inflammation Tips the Balance of Immune Cells to Promote Liver Cancer."

August 2017
Richard Daneman, PhD was named to the 2017 class of Rita Allen Foundation Scholars, he was also designated as the Milton E. Cassel Scholar for this year's class, a special honor.  Dr. Daneman was also awarded a 2017 Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship.

July 2017
CONGRATULATIONS to Robert Tukey, PhD (Director) and the UCSD Superfund Research Center on receiving renewed funding for the next five years! The funding from NIEHS, a part of the NIH, will ensure the center continues its multidisciplinary research to study the impact of environmental toxicants on human health. 

Mohit Jain, PhD was awarded the2017 NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Health Sciences (ONES) award.    

June 2017
Kun-Liang Guan, PhD was featured in "Vivace Uncloaks with $40M, U.S.-China Backing for Cancer Trials

May 2017
Zhenyu Zhong, PhD from Karin Lab was awarded the Prevent Cancer Foundation Board of Directors Research Fund Award from thePrevent Cancer Foundation for his obesity-related cancer prevention research.   

April 2017
Varnavas Mouchlis, PhD from Dennis Lab was awarded the Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award at the recent 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting

February 2017

The Salk Institute, La Jolla announces Tony Hunter, PhD has been awarded one of the inaugural Sjöberg Prize for Cancer research  

Robert Tukey, PhD and ShuJuan Chen, PhD were featured in "Severe Newborn Jaundice Could be Preventable, Mouse Study Shows"

January 2017

Joan Heller Brown, PhD was awarded the Otto Krayer Award in Pharmacology by ASPET. 

Paul A. Insel, MD was awarded theDavid Lehr Research Award by ASPET.

Jerold J. Chun, PhD accepted a new faculty position with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute