Current Department News

Pharmacology Department's Recent Accomplishments, Milestones, and Welcomes!


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Congratulations to Fangfang On Her American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship Award!

Fangfang Wang, a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. You-Wei Zhang's lab, has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Cancer Society for her research project titled "Phase Separation of 53BP1 in Regulating Genome Stability and Cancer." The Pharmacology Department extends its congratulations to Fangfang and expresses anticipation in offering support for the success and discoveries of her project. Fangfang's commitment and excellence in research hold significant potential for valuable insights that will contribute to the advancement of effective cancer treatment and enhance our understanding of the disease.



Dr. Nieman Lab at American Hematology Awards Event
Nieman Lab on the Awards Wall at ASH!

Please join the Pharmacology Department in congratulating Dr. Marvin Nieman's lab personnel on their recent success celebrated on the Awards Wall during a recent American Society of Hematology! We are excited to see their excellence in research being recognized nationwide. The department looks forward to seeing their future accomplishments in the field! Congratulations to NaShea Kendrick (Minority Hematology Graduate Award), Elizabeth Knauss (Abstract Achievement Award), and Xu Han (Abstract Achievement Award)!




Emily Klemm (Ph.D. Student)
Congratulations to Emily on Her F30 Grant!

Emily Klemm, MSTP Student in the Chakrapani Lab, has recently been awarded an F30 Grant titled  "Investigating the Structural Basis of Human Glycine Receptor Modulation for Neurodevelopmental Disorders". Please join us in congratulating Emily on her latest accomplishment! The Department of Pharmacology looks forward to watching the development of this project and the contributions it will make towards the growing body of knowledge surrounding neurodevelopmental disorders.




Chinyere Iweka
A Friendly Hello and a Warm Welcome for Dr. Chinyere Iweka, Our New Faculty Member!

Join us in welcoming Dr. Chinyere Iweka as a new faculty member in our department. Dr. Iweka's research interests include identifying mechanisms under circadian clock regulation that underlie the maladaptive immune cell responses in aging and age-related diseases. We're excited about the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Iweka in the Pharmacology Department as she shares her expertise with the Case Western School of Medicine community and contributes to the progression of scientific research initiatives!




Dr. Yuan Gao
Greetings and a Warm Welcome for Dr. Yuan Gao, Our New Faculty Member!

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Yuan Gao as a new faculty member in our department. Dr. Gao will be studying Ewing sarcoma, which is a cancerous bone tumor affecting children and young adults. She has discovered a vulnerability in Ewing sarcoma cells that may contribute to the development of novel therapies for Ewing sarcoma patients. The Pharmacology Department looks forward to working with Dr. Gao as she contributes her expertise to the Case Western School of Medicine community and furthers scientific research endeavors.



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Dr. von Lintig's Silvia Balslew Page - William J. Reinhart MD Professorship in Ophthalmological Diseases! 
Dr. Johannes von Lintig has been appointed to the Silvia Balslew Page - William J. Reinhart MD Professorship in Ophthalmological Diseases. He is both the Director of the Visual Science Training Program (VSTP) and the Specialized Animal Core of the Visual Science Center while being President of the International Carotenoid Society. Additionally, Dr. von Lintig's research findings are published in more than 120 peer-reviewed papers! Congratulations, Dr. von Lintig!