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Congratulations to Brian Delisle, PhD for his promotion to full professor! 

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 19, 1935. Surgeon. Physiologist. Mathematician. Teacher. Researcher. Pilot. Astronaut. University of Kentucky, M.S., 1966. He has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and chemistry, a master of business administration degree in operations analysis and computer programming, a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics (UK), and a doctorate in medicine. He joined the U.S.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has created a new biospecimen bank to support research on the novel virus. Logistical support for the biobank is led by the UK Markey Cancer Center.

Neurobiol Dis. 2020 Mar;136:104742. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2020.104742.
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Front Immunol. 2020 Feb 14;11:200. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00200.
Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2020 Jan 3. pii: S0169-409X(20)30002-8. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2019.12.003.

A position is available in the Department of Physiology. The position is to assist with tissue culture, electrophysiology, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. S/he will be responsible for performing many of the proposed experiments. The applicant will need to isolate different types of mouse cardiomyocytes (nodal, atrial, ventricular) to perform single cell electrophysiology. The electrophysiology experiments include acquisition and analysis of voltage and current clamp data.

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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

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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"