Research Focus Areas:

> Signal Transduction

> Computational Biology and Drug Design

> Integrated System and Animal Models

> Pharmacogenomics

> Superfund Basic Research Program

Pharmacology trainees and mentors please submit an abstract for the 2016 ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology in San Diego. Many of our faculty are members of the Molecular Pharmacology and Cancer Biology Divisions which sponsor interactive poster sessions and give multiple awards to trainees.

Ribosomal subunits structure

Abstract submission for the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB2016 is now open! Submission Deadline: Nov 5, 2015

Attention Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists: In order to apply for an ASPET Travel Award or Best Presentation Award, you must submit an abstract to EB2016 in an ASPET topic category. Travel Award and Best Presentation Award applications will be opening soon!

2015 Pedal the Cause Team
San Diego, California

Joan Heller Brown, Tannishtha Reya,
Alexandra Newton and Jing Yang

(not pictured)

GRC Ventura 2015

> 2015-2016 Seminar Schedule
> 2015-2016 Research Discussions

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015
Gregory Tall, PhD
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology University of Rochester
"Adhesion GPCRs are activated by a tethered peptide agonist decryption mechanism"
12:00 pm, Leichtag Building, Room 107

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015
Roger Sunahara, PhD
Department of Pharmacology, UCSD
"Understanding the coupling behind hormone-receptor binding and G protein activation"
12:00 pm, Leichtag Building, Room 107

> 2014-2015 Seminar Schedule
> 2013-2014 Seminar Schedule

Friday, Dec 4, 2015
Pharmacology Research Discussions
9:00 am, Leichtag Bldg-Room 107
Presenters: Karin and McCammon Labs

Friday, Dec 11, 2015
Pharmacology Research Discussions
9:00 am, Leichtag Bldg-Room 107
Presenters: Karin and S. Taylor Labs

J. Silvio Gutkind, Ph.D. receives the 2015 PhRMA Research & Hope Award for Academic Research
Dr. and Mrs. Gutkind with Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw with Silvia and Silvio Gutkind
at the Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America
2015 PhRMA Research & Hope Awards Ceremoney.
Washington, DC. - Sept 9, 2015,


In The News:

Nov 9, 2015
"UC San Diego Health Researchers Join Pancreatic Cancer." features Tannishtha Reya, PhD.

Nov 2, 2015
JoAnn Trejo
named new Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs - UC San Diego Health Sciences. Congratulations!!

Oct 15, 2015
Geoffrey Chang featured in "CROP Cure: Scientists in new center to use medical research techniques to help food crops withstand drought and climate change" funded by a $6M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Aug 28, 2015
"UC San Diego Cancer Researchers Receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award." Congratulations to Kun-Liang Guan, Michael Karin, Tannishtha Reya and Jin Zang!!

Aug 13, 2015
"Corrected Protein Structure Reveals Drug Targets for Cancer, Neurodegenerative Diseases," features Alexandra Newton, PhD, and Susan Taylor, PhD. Cell Reports

Aug 13, 2015
"Newly Discovered Cells Regenerate Liver Tissue Without Forming Tumors," features Michael Karin, PhD, and Joan Font-Burgada, PhD. Cell

Jul 23, 2015
"Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support," features features Tannishtha Reya, PhD. Cell Stem Cell

Jun 26, 2015
"Braking Mechanism Identified for Cell Growth Pathway Linked to Several Cancers," featuring Kun-Liang Guan, PhD. Genes & Development

Apr 20, 2015
Jing Yang, PhD featured in "Breast Tumor Stiffness and Metastasis Risk Linked by Molecule's Movement." Nature Cell Biology


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