Dr. Jason Zastre, Associate Professor, has published a paper in Toxicology Letters: “Plasma protein binding limits the blood brain barrier permeation of the pyrethroid insecticide, deltamethrin.” He was also the invited speaker at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Drug Transporter Workshop in Baltimore, MD. The workshop was held April 17, 2016. Dr. Zastre gave a talk titled “Thiamine Transporters in Cancer.”
Dr. Eileen Kennedy, Assistant Professor, has published a paper in Biochemical Journal: “AKAP18:PKA-RIIα structure reveals crucial anchor points for recognition of regulatory subunits of PKA”. Dr. Kennedy was also invited to speak at the 13th Annual Biochemistry Retreat for Universitat Kassel, held in Wesendorf, Germany, January 20-23, 2016. The title of her presentation was “Targeting regulation and allosteric activation of kinases.”
Dr. Brian Cummings, Associate Professor, received the 2016 American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Junior Achievement Award in Toxicology. This award is given in recognition of Outstanding Research Contributions to Toxicology by an Early Career Investigator (those who received their Ph.D. in the last 15 years).
Dr. Brian Cummings claimed his second Championship Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences bowling trophy at the second annual Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Bowling Championship. Dr. Houjian Cai took first runner-up and Dr. Scott Pegan took second runner-up. Congratulations to our PBS faculty champs!