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July 9, 2020

On Wednesday, July 8 2020 Jonathan 'Mike' Grossheim successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD. Congratulations, Dr. Grossheim!


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June 23, 2020

Timothy S McClintock, Qiang Wang, Tomoko Sengoku, William B Titlow, Patrick Breheny, Mixture and Concentration Effects on Odorant Receptor Response Patterns In Vivo, Chemical Senses, , bjaa032,

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June 16, 2020

On Monday, June 15, 2020 Jeff Chen successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD.

"Involvement of the Renin Angiotensin System in Marfan Syndrome Associated Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms"

Doctoral Committee

Dr. Alan Daughety
Department of Physiology, Mentor

Dr. Ken Campbell
Department of Physiology

Dr. Ming Gong
Department of Physiology

Dr. Nancy Webb
Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences

Outside Examiner, Dr. Vincent Venditto
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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June 3, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Laura Peterson Brown (John McCarthy Lab) successfully defended her dissertation and earned her PhD. Congratulations Dr. Laura Peterson Brown!

Doctoral Committee

Dr. John McCarthy
Department of Physiology, Mentor

Dr. Brian Delisle
Department of Physiology

Dr. Steve Estus
Department of Physiology

Dr. Tim Butterfield
Department of Athletic Training and Clinical Nutrition

Dr. Charlotte Peterson
Department of Physical Therapy

Dr. Doug Harrison (Outside Examiner)
Departmentof Biology

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May 21, 2020
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May 18, 2020

Mere days after the COVID-19 pandemic forced limitations on research in laboratories, a team of neuroscience-related researchers from the UK College of Medicine figured out a way to keep the important discussions going, virtually.

The team’s solution: developing an online seminar series discussing a wide variety of topics in neuroscience, which is one of the six research priority areas in the UK Vice President for Research’s Research Priorities Initiative.

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May 15, 2020

On Friday, May 15, 2020 Brandon Farmer successfully defended his dissertation and earned his PhD! Brandon is part of the MD/PhD Program and earned his PhD in Lance Johnson's Lab. He will now return to the MD portion of the program and continue his studies to become the next generation of physician-scientists. Congratulations Dr. Farmer!

Doctoral Committee Members

Dr. Lance Johnson
Department of Physiology, Mentor

Dr. Steven Estus
Department of Physiology

Dr. Donna Wilcock
Department of Physiology

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May 12, 2020

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

May 5, 2020
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.
April 16, 2020

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.

April 14, 2020
Neurobiol Dis. 2020 Mar;136:104742. doi: 10.1016/j.nbd.2020.104742.
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March 23, 2020
Front Immunol. 2020 Feb 14;11:200. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.00200.
February 20, 2020
Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2020 Jan 3. pii: S0169-409X(20)30002-8. doi: 10.1016/j.addr.2019.12.003.
January 31, 2020

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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January 3, 2020

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November 8, 2019

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.

November 4, 2019

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.