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For Lance Cpl. Benjamin Shaw, enlisting in the military was almost inevitable. Dedication to serving the country ran in his family.

Something else was also a significant part of his family history: autoimmune disorders. More specifically, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the central nervous system. Also, his wife has autoimmune hepatitis. Seeing the effects of these disorders firsthand is what prompted Lance Cpl. Shaw to also seek training in science, hoping to someday utilize his passion for helping others through research.


A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center to study vascular physiology and cardiovascular disease in the lab of Dr. Scott Gordon, Ph.D. The Gordon lab focuses on the role of lipoproteins in vascular inflammation and atherosclerosis. Our highly translational research projects range from in vitro cell culture experiments, to in vivo animal studies, to human gene association studies. Responsibilities of the position include working with Dr.

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Front Neurosci. 2019 Sep 20;13:969. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00969.
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Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2019 Oct 9. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00380.2019.
Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

Click here to view the original article on nytimes.com

Article features Donna Wilcock, PhD [Sanders-Brown Center on Aging; Department of Physiology]


To view this publication on the Journal of Biological Chemistry, click here.

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On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Shelby Meier successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree. Congratulations, Dr. Meier!

“Pathological tau as a cause, and consequence, of cellular dysfunction"


Alzheimer's disease wreaks emotional havoc on patients, who are robbed of their memories, their dignity, and their lives. It’s financially devastating as well: care for Alzheimer's patients is predicted to top $1 trillion by about the time children born today are having children of their own.

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Please click here to be directed to the UK Jobs website to apply.


Congratulations to the Physiology "Survive the Night" Triathlon Team!

To learn more about Survive the Night, click here to be directed to the event's website.


The 2019 Physiology Research & Education Day was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Gatton Student Center.

Thank you to all those who participated in the event and congratulations to the following award winners...

Research Blitz
Brooke Ahern
Brandon Farmer
Taylor Valentino
Jordan Wean

Poster Awards
Undergraduate - Greg Milburn, Susana Munoz Gil
Graduate - Brook Ahern, Courtney Kloske, Lakyn McKafree
Staff - William Bailey
Postdoc - Satoko Ohno

To view the original article on the AHA website, click here."The American Heart Association (AHA) Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (Institute) is at the forefront of the application of data science and technology to the fields of cardiovascular and brain disease and well-being. We're working with experts, empowering individuals, more fully equipping researchers, training problem solvers, fueling and funding scientific disco
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This week, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2019-20 academic year.

The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK. The award amount is $10,000 for one year, to be used to further the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of the awardee.  

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REGISTER HERE All attendees must register to recieve t-shirt giveaway
Deadline to register is Wednesday May 15

May 22, 2019 at the Bill Gatton Student Center 

Morning Session - Education - For Tenure-Track Faculty (joint/research-track faculty, and trainee attendance optional)

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On Monday, April 15, 2019 Brittani Price successfully defended her dissertation and earned her doctoral degree. Congratulations Dr. Price!

"Preclinical Targeting of TREM2 for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease-type Pathology in a Transgenic Mouse Model"