This year’s Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport was headlined by the USAF Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration Team. These exceptional pilots routinely provide inspiring displays of elite aviation for the American public. The Thunderbirds graciously provided several members of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics with VIP tickets to the Cleveland National Air Show.
Xin Qi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was nominated by School of Medicine dean Dr. Stan Gerson and selected by a committee of her faculty peers to receive the 2023 Faculty Distinguished Research Award.
The award will be presented during the keynote session of Case Western Reserve University's Innovation Week on September 26, 2023.
Pita Segura, Ph.D., a postdoc in the lab of Dr. Nami Tajima, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the American Heart Association for the project, “Activation and Inhibition mechanism of Kainate receptors”, beginning July 1, 2023.
Congratulations to Marnie Williams for her T32 training award in Molecular Pharmacolology
Changping Zhou, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Dr. Nami Tajima, has had published the review “Structural Insights into NMDA Receptor Pharmacology” in Biochemical Society Transactions/Portland Press. Changping Zhou and Nami Tajima.
Tommy Blossom was awarded The Mark Smith Outstanding Research Performance Prize for his time within the Dr. Decker/Dr. Damato laboratory for demonstrating great interest, dedication, initiative and involvement in all research activities.
The abstract “Single-cell transcriptional phenotypes linked to anatomical localization of fructose transporters in rat proximal tubule segments” by Ronghao Zhang and Agustin Gonzalez Vicente, Ph.D. was selected as Abstract of Distinction by the APS Epithelial Transport Interest Group at the 2023 American Physiological Society Summit in Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Gonzalez-Vicente also won the Junior Faculty Epithelial Transport Group Poster Presentation Award.
Students can now earn a masters degree in medical physiology along with a certificate in aerospace physiology. Students should apply to the Masters In Medical Physiology program and the Certificate in Aerospace Physiology.
The Department of Physiology and Biophysics proudly announces a new Aerospace Physiology Graduate Certificate.
The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) has awarded Dr. Elizabeth Damato the Arnold D. Tuttle Award for her recent publication “Characterizing the Dose Response of Hyperoxia with Brain Perfusion.” Her co-authors include Seth J. Fillioe; Ian S. Vannix; Lily K. Norton; Seunghee P. Margevicius; Jessica L. Beebe; and Michael J. Decker.
Dr. Decker presented the Russell M. Wright Memorial Keynote lecture at the 38th Annual Clinical Conference of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
Jeffrey Schelling, M.D., a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has received a Scholar-Innovator award from the Harrington Discovery Institute to develop a novel drug to treat diabetic kidney disease.
Dr. Michael Decker and Dr. Lisa Damato present the new Aerospace Physiology Graduate Certificate in New Orleans at the 93rd Annual Aerospace Medical Meeting.
NIH has recommended funding of Dr. Tajima’s administrative supplement request for two GPU workstations, with a notice of award forthcoming.
Congratulations to Xi (Chelsea) Chen
Xi (Chelsea) Chen, a BSTP student in the lab of Dr. Tingwei Mu, received the Paul Berg and Harland Wood Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, awarded to one 1st-year BSTP student each year