2012 Student News
Congratulations to Julia Paulet (Master of Science in Anatomy Program) and Richard Pye (Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program) who have received Outstanding Graduate Student Awards for 2012.
2011 Faculty News
On October 13, 2011, Christopher Wyatt, Ph.D., will present the plenary lecture "The Role of AMP-activated Protein Kinase in Oxygen-Sensing by the Carotid Body" at the annual meeting of The Chilean Physiological Society in Santiago, Chile.
2011 Student News
Congratulations to Ryan Shapiro (Wyatt lab) who has been selected as the outstanding graduate student in the Master of Science in Anatomy program for 2011.
Urszula Osinska, has been awarded an Undergraduate Research and Independent Project Support Grant of $500 for winter quarter 2011 to conduct research under the direction of J. Ashot Kozak, Ph.D. The grant is awarded on a competitive basis by Wright State University's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
2010 Faculty News
Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D., gave a seminar on "The role of AMP-activated protein kinase in the hypoxic ventilatory response" at the Department of Neuroscience and Center for Molecular Neurobiology, at Ohio State University, on March 11.
Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D., will give a seminar entitled "Molecular transduction of the acute hypoxic ventilatory response. The role of AMPK" at the Department of Physiology, University of Connecticut, in Storrs, on March 17.
Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D., has been invited to give a presentation on "Oxygen-sensing by the peripheral arterial chemoreceptors" at Galleon Pharmaceuticals, in Horsham, Penn., on May 10.
Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D., will co-chair the special topics session, "Mechanisms of Peripheral Chemoreception," at the 2010 Experimental Biology meeting in Anaheim, Calif. He will also give a platform presentation entitled "Global knockout of AMP-activated protein kinase alpha subunits attenuates the hypoxic ventilatory response in mice."
2010 Student News
Orville Bennett, a graduate student studying under J. Ashot Kozak, Ph.D., has been awarded a $1,500 Choose Ohio First Scholarship. Choose Ohio First Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to selected undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a major in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM).
Congratulations to Carrie Thompson (Wyatt lab) who has been selected as the outstanding graduate student in the Master of Science in Anatomy program for 2010.
2009 Faculty News
On October 26, Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D., gave a seminar in the Department of Molecular Biosciences, at Kansas University, entitled, "The role of AMP-activated protein kinase in acute oxygen-sensing." He presented a seminar on "Hypoxia and the control of breathing" at Kettering College, in Dayton, on March 19.
On March 4, Tim Cope, Ph.D., and Robert Fyffe, Ph.D., were invited speakers to Case Western Reserve University, Center for Translational Neuroscience Interest Group. Their title was "Reorganizing Spinal Synapses and Ion Channels After Nerve Injury and Regeneration."
The WSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced that Robert W. Putnam, Ph.D., received $21,925 from the Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation internal awards program for his proposal "The Role of Ion Channels and Reactive Oxygen Species in the Control of Breathing."
Christopher N. Wyatt, Ph.D., and the members of the Wyatt lab, attended the conference Hypoxia and Consequences at the New York Academy of Sciences, New York, N.Y., March 12-14. Dr Wyatt, Heidi Jordan and Barbara Barr are authors on posters entitled: 1. "Regulation of oxygen-sensitive channels by AMP-activated protein kinase," and 2. "AMP-activated protein kinase and hypoxia-response coupling in the carotid body and pulmonary artery."
2009 Student News
Katie Bullinger, an M.D./Ph.D. BMS student in Dr. Tim Cope's laboratory, attended the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., November 15, 2008, and presented an abstract titled: "Oxaliplatin Chemotherapy Alters Encoding Behavior of Proprioceptive Afferents." Ms. Bullinger was the recipient of the OMV-SfN Chapter's Gradate Student Travel Award in the amount of $750, plus a complimentary registration, which was presented to her at a special reception at the Annual Meeting.
Anita Benito Gonzalez and Valerie Siembab Neff, Ph.D. students of Francisco Alvarez, Ph.D., made poster presentations at the Society for Neuroscience 38th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., November 15, 2008. Ms. Gonzalez's title was "Renshaw cells are V1-derived neurons with a very early birth date." Ms. Neff's title was "Distinct synaptic development in la inhibitory interneurons compared to Renshaw cells."
John Treyfry and Robert McRae, Ph.D. students of Dawn Wooley, Ph.D., presented their research at the 2008 Physiological Sensing Symposium, "Multiscale Integration of Nanotechnology, BioMEMS and Biology," at Purdue University in Indiana, November 20, 2008.