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Two Physiology and Functional Genomics Faculty Awarded R01 Grants

Karyn Esser, Ph.D. was awarded a new R01 (R01HL153042) entitled “Circadian clock regulation of myocardial ion channel expression and function.”  The project will study the circadian clock controlled ion channel gene expression programs in both the ventricles and atria of the heart. These data will help define the molecular…

Three Physiology And Functional Genomics Faculty Receive 2020 Exemplary Teacher Award

Congratulations to Drs. Abdel Alli, Erin Bruce, and Bruce Stevens for receiving a 2020 Exemplary Teacher Award through the College of Medicine for their contributions toward the college’s education mission. This award recognizes up to 10% of the College of Medicine faculty nominated by their department Chair and selected based…

Groundbreaking Study on Pulmonary Hypertension by UF Researchers

Pulmonary hypertension (PH), is a type of high blood pressure in the lungs that leads to right heart failure and death. University of Florida Health researcher Ravindra Sharma, Ph.D., and his colleagues have found that PH is a result of dysfunctional gut, brain and lung interaction. More specifically,…

Department of Physiology Faculty Recognized as 2019 Exemplary Teacher

The following faculty have been recognized for the College of Medicine at the University of Florida.  They will be acknowledged at the Medical Education Reception on March 18, 2020. Erin Bruce, Ph.D. Hideko Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D. Peter Sayeski, Ph.D. Bruce Stevens, Ph.D. Congratulations to all award recipients!…

Dr. Tao Yang Receives Trainee Research Recognition Award

Dr. Tao Yang received the Trainee Research Recognition award from the Physiological-omics group, American Physiological Society at the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting.  The research is titled “Impaired T Cell Receptor Signaling in the Intestinal Epithelium of Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats.”…

Dr. Tao Yang Receives the $50,000 Biocodex Microbiota Foundation Grant Award

On January 29, 2019, Dr. Tao Yang received the $50,000 Biocodex Microbiota Foundation grant award to investigate how intestinal microbes may cause dysfunctional gut-brain connections.  You can read the more about Dr. Yang’s award by clicking the following links: PR Newswire Article; UF Health Article…