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Lucy D. Mastrandrea, MD, PhD
5/17/17

Children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, tend to have poorer oral health than other children, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
5/15/17

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion and SUNY Distinguished Professor of pharmacology and toxicology, has been awarded the UB President’s Medal, given in recognition of extraordinary service to the university.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
5/10/17

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant aimed at providing professional development resources and mentoring for doctoral students in several UB schools has been renewed for another five years.

Nadav Weinstock, Danielle Twum, Lucie Kafkova and Chong Zhang
4/20/17

Four graduate students from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences were among the 15 finalists of UB’s inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD
4/12/17

The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has selected Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, to lead its Division for Behavioral Pharmacology.

Justin Siemian; Craig Werner, PhD; Jennifer Martin; Zi-Jun Wang, PhD; Rathipriya Viswanathan; Lakeisha Lewter; Jianfeng Liu, PhD; and Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD.
3/16/17

Graduate students and trainee researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the neuroscience program presented research talks and posters at the 2017 Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction conference.

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD
2/20/17

Research by faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology shows that synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to receptors that govern our biological clocks.

Rajendram Rajnarayanan, PhD, Anthony Jones and Margarita Dubocovich
1/31/17

Anthony J. Jones, a doctoral student in the neuroscience program, has received a two-year fellowship award in pharmacology/toxicology from the PhRMA Foundation.

Pablo M. Paez, PhD
12/14/16
Researchers have identified a critical step in myelination after birth that has significance for treating neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS).
 Margarita Dubocovich, PhD
10/28/16

A new preclinical study by researchers in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology finds exercise, coupled with methamphetamine, may help recovery of those addicted to the drug and increase their odds of avoiding relapse.