Pharm/Tox Student Vying for ASPET Best Abstract Award

Alex Morrison-Nozik (right), shown with mentor Ji Li.

Alex Morrison-Nozik (right), shown with mentor Ji Li, will present research about the heart-protective role of a novel protein at this spring’s Experimental Biology meeting.

Published January 30, 2013

Alex Morrison-Nozik has been selected as a finalist for Graduate Student Best Abstract Award in the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics’ (ASPET) Cardiovascular Pharmacology Showcase. 

Morrison-Nozik, a PhD candidate in pharmacology and toxicology, will present his research during the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting in Boston this spring.

Novel Protein May Help Protect Heart

Morrison-Nozik is investigating the role of a novel modulator, Sestrin2, in activating AMPK, a protein that shows promise as a protective agent during heart attacks. The research may point toward new therapies for ischemic heart disease.

Ji Li, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology, is Morrison-Nozik’s award sponsor.