Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture
The University of Washington Pharmacology Department is inaugurating an annual lecture series in memory of Laura Sheard, a fifth year graduate student who lost her life in a tragic car accident in Seattle on November 13th, 2011. Laura Sheard was an exceptionally talented and highly accomplished graduate student, who has touched the lives of many colleagues across and beyond the department and the university campus. Her untimely passing is a tremendous loss to her family and friends, the department and the university, and the large scientific community in life sciences. To remember Laura and recognize her achievements, The Pharmacology Graduate Program and the UW Graduate School is awarding her a posthumous Ph.D. and the Pharmacology Department is launching the Laura Sheard Graduate Lecture annual seminar series in the same month of her birthday. Dr. Keiko Torii, Professor of the Department of Biology at the University of Washington and Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Betty Moore Foundation, will be the first speaker of the lecture series.
1:00 PM, June 7, 2013, Room T-739, Health Sciences Center
Stephen M. Kraynik, The Regulation of Brown Adipose Tissue Activation by Multiple Phosphodiesterases
Four students in Pharmacology Department laboratories, Alipi Naydenov, Michelle Oeser, Mario Rosasco, and Jenn Whiting, attended the Kobe University – University of Washington Joint Symposium on Integrative Membrane Biology and Signal Transduction Medicine, which was held December 13-14 in Kobe, Japan. In parallel to the sister city relationship Seattle has with the city of Kobe, UW and Kobe University have a sister school agreement. As part of Kobe University Global Center of Excellence Programs, 10 UW graduate students were invited to attend the two day meeting. The students attended talks, took part in a poster session, toured labs at Kobe University and traveled to Kyoto with students and faculty. Mario Rosasco received an award for his poster presentation.
Professor Neil Nathanson is one of nine UW-affiliated researchers that are among 539 new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.
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Pharmacology Facebook page
UW Pharmacology now has a Facebook page
For graduate student alums, past postdoctoral fellows and staff that have been a part of the University of Washington Pharmacology Department, this will be a forum for connection, and also we, in the Department of Pharmacology, would like to know where you are and what you are doing!