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Cell and Developmental Biology Department News


Jared Ahrendsen
September 2012

CDB Professor and Chair, Wendy Macklin, was awarded a grant supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the Naitonal Institutes of Health. Dr. Macklin's project title is "The role of mTOR signaling in oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination."


September 2012

Congratulation to CDB Intructor, Wallace Chick, for his National Insitute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, grant award. His project title is "Identification of Mammalian Genes Promoting Life Extension."

Jared Ahrendsen
September 2012

Congratulations to Jared Ahrendsen for his recent Research Fellowship Award. Jared is a MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) student and a member of the Neuroscience Program. He is a member of Dr. Wendy Macklin's lab. Jared's project title is, "Signaling pathways regulating myelination in the CNS."



Linda Barlow
August 2012

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is excited to welcome new faculty member, Dr. Lisa Lee. Prior to joining CDB at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Lee served as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Anatomy at The Ohio State University. Her research interests include developing innovative, cutting-edge virtual educational resources and effective pedagogies for the health science professionals and students. Dr. Le​e will play an integral role in the Master of Science in Modern Human Anatomy program.


Linda Barlow
August 2012

Professor Diego Restrepo and Assistant Professor of Physiology, Nathan Schoppa, have been awarded a research grant through the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health. The project, titled "Complex Odor Recognition by the Main Olfactory Bulb" will be funded until August of 2017.

 


Linda Barlow
June 2012

Newly promoted professor, Dr. Linda Barlow, was awarded a research grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health. The project, titled "Tissue interactions in taste bud development," will be funded for five years.

 


Chad Pearson
June 2012

Assistant Professor, Chad Pearson, has been named to the 2012 class of Boettcher Investigators in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, which "supports early career scientists in their work toward making discoveries that improve human health."   Please see the article in CU Connections for additional information.


April 10, 2012

Througout the day, Aurora high school students participated in demonstrations and tours of the Cell and Developmental Biology labs.  Approximately 90 students experienced research demonstrations in six CDB labs, as well as virtual human anatomy and surgical simulators. Click here for a more information about the lab tours.

Sandy Martin
March 2012

Dr. Sandy Martin, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology,​ was awarded an NIH / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases grant. The project title is, "Brown fat dynamics: elucidation of molecular drivers using hibernation as a model."


March 2012

Dr. Wendy Macklin received an NIH / National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant, with the project title, "Development of zebrafish as a screening tool for remyelination drugs."

Wendy Macklin
February 2012

Dr. Wendy Macklin, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, was awarded a National MS Society grant, spanning three years. The title of the grant is, "Role of integrin linked kinase in CNS myelination."

 



Linda Barlow February 2012​

Associate Professor, Dr. Linda Barlow, recently received an NIH grant for her project titled, "Mechanisms of Adult Taste Bud Regeneration."

 



February 2012

Cell and Developmental Biology Instructor, Dr. Marco Tizzano, is the recipient of an NIH grant, titled, "Nasal solitary chemosensory cells linking irritation to inflammation."

 

Robin Michaels
August 2011

The University of Colorado School of Medicine has awarded Robin Michaels, Ph.D., the Fifth Annual Faculty Professionalism Award in recognition of her 17 years of educational, research and administrative work. One of the nominating letters described Michaels’ “unwavering commitment to s​tudents and most importantly her ability to model and inspire professional behavior to the next generation of physicians.” Michaels is an associate professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and an assistant dean of the Essentials Core Medical Curriculum.


August 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. David Gire, was awarded with a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. The project title of the grant is "Modulation of olfactory bulb processing by centrifugal projections from piriform." Dr. Gire is a member of Dr. Diego Restrepo's lab.


August 2011

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Jennifer Stratford, received a fellowship award from the National Institutes of Health. The project title of the grant is "Gustatory coding in brainstem nuclei using a novel c-Fos-tau-LacZ mouse model." Dr. Stratford is a member of Dr. Tom Finger's lab.

Wired Magazine Logo
June 2011

CDB professor, Tom Finger, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jennifer Stratford, were featured in Wired magazine.  A study on the taste sensation umami (the taste of glutamate), by Dr. Stratford and Dr. Finger was initially published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Wired wrapped ​it into an article on “Why We Like the Taste of Protein.” The original journal article reports that mice can enjoy eating glutamate merely by its detection in the gut even in the absence of the sense of taste.  Click here to read the article.


June 2011

CDB Instructor, Dr. Shoba Thirumangalathu, was ​awarded an R03 grant by the National Institutes of Health. The project title of the grant is, "Characterizing the essential role of sonic hedgehog in taste bud development." Dr. Thirumangalathu is a member of Dr. Linda Barlow's lab.

  Chad Pearson
June 2011

Associate Professor Chad Pearson was honored by being named one of America's Most Promising Scientists as a 2011 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Twenty-two scientists nationwide were named by The Pew Charitable Trust. Click here to read more.


June 2011

Post Doctoral Fellow, Dany Gaillard, was awarded a two-year American Heart Association (AHA) SWA Postdoctoral Fellowship. His project title is, "Wnt/beta-catenin signaling and dietary lipid regulation of taste." Dr. Gaillard is a member of Dr. Linda Barlow's lab.

Linda Barlow
March 2011

Cell and Developmental Biology Assistant Professor Linda Barlow and Craniofacial Biology Professor Mary Reyland have been named multi-PIs on a NIH-R21 grant. The project title is, "PKC delta and cell renewal in irradiated taste epithelium."


January 2011

Post Doctoral Fellow, Danielle Harlow, was awarded a National Multiple Sclerosis Society Grant. The title of the project is, "Chemotropic molecules in oligodendrocyte precursor migration." Dr. Harlow is a member of Dr. Wendy Macklin's lab.


January 2011

Post Doctoral Fellow, Shane Rolen, was awarded a NRSA grant. The project title is, " TrpM5 characterizes a main olfactory projection to the medical amygdala." Dr. Rolen is a member of Dr. Diego Restrepo's lab.


December 2010

Associate Professor Chad Pearson was awarded an American Cancer Society Institution Research Grant. The title of the project is, "The Role of the Hepatocellular Carcinoma Upregulated Protein, ADR16, in Centriole Assembly and Ciliogenesis."


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