Dr. Jia Luo

F. Despa, L. Cassis, J. Luo - New Funding for Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences!

Congratulations to Dr. Florin Despa and colleagues for receiving TWO new grants to study the pathology of amylin dysregulation in neurodegenerative and/or vascular disease. His new NIH R01 is entitled “Role of...

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Posted - Sep 15Read More

Summer Undergraduate Researchers in the Department

Congratulations to all undergraduate student researchers and their mentors:Miriam Hill (Xavier University, Louisianna) - Dr. Hollie Swanson Amanda Hoskins (University of Kentucky) - Drs.Sanda and Florin Despa ...

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Posted - Aug 12Read More

UK Scientist Profiles Get 324,000 Views on LabTV

Over the last six months, videos of 22 biomedical researchers from the University of Kentucky, featured on the national website LabTV, have garnered 324,000 views. features thousands of researchers...

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Posted - Jan 27Read More

Nutritional Scientist Explains Cancer-Fight Potential of Flavonoids in New Book

Plants put up a natural defense system against bacteria and disease through bioactive chemical constituents called flavonoids. While humans have turned to plants and herbs for medicinal purposes throughout...

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Posted - Nov 23Read More

Cardiovascular Research Is Personal for UK's Lisa Cassis

For University of Kentucky Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis the drive to conduct meaningful research is personal.  “You don’t go into it for the money, you go into it because you want to help people,”...

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Posted - Nov 18Read More

Loria Presents Gender-Based Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research at 2015 APS Conference

Analia Loria, assistant professor of pharmacology and nutritional sciences at the University of Kentucky, will be a featured presenter at the First Physiology and Gender Conference organized by the American...

Tags - Gill Heart Institute, Pharmacology, Research

Posted - Nov 16Read More

UK Scientists Explain Underlying Cause of Unhealthy Brain Aging Associated with Alzheimer’s

Doctors commonly recommend patients increase their intake of calcium as a means of combating osteoporosis for aging bones. But calcium also plays an essential role in the neurological functioning of the brain...

Tags - Alzheimer's research, UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Pharmacology

Posted - Aug 3Read More

Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Graduates honored at 2015 May Commencement

Doctor of Philosophy: Junting Ai, China; Kate Townsend Creasy, Richmond, VA; Paulina Renee Davis, Temecula, CA; Leann Sara Fiore, Tulsa, OK; Sang Hee Lee, South Korea; Kristen Platt, Flemingsburg, KY; Robin...

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Posted - Jun 17Read More

UK Hosts 5th Annual Barnstable Brown Research Day

The University of Kentucky’s fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day was held on May 20 at the Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. Since 2011, the event has focused on current...

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Posted - Jun 17Read More

Grant Funds Continued Study of Aging and Alzheimer's Disease in Down Syndrome

Two researchers from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have received a multi-million dollar grant renewal to unlock the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and brain aging with the help of people with Down...

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Posted - May 6Read More

Hollie Swanson works with STEMCats project, "Drug Interactions in Breast Cancer"

"Drug Interactions in Breast Cancer" project has the potential to help scientists understand why the drug tamoxifen may not work as a therapy for breast cancer in some patients. Hollie Swanson, professor in...

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Posted - May 4Read More

Fowlkes Returns to UK to Lead Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center

Dr. John Fowlkes took the helm as new director of the University of Kentucky's Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center earlier this year with a vision to build upon the center's past work and develop a...

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Posted - May 4Read More

Drs. Analia Loria and Frederique Yiannikouris

UK takes part in AHA “National Wear Red Day”

On Friday, February 6, 2015 the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences hosted the University of Kentucky’s inaugural “Wear Red Day” symposium to raise awareness for cardiovascular research in...

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Posted - Feb 9Read More

Registration Now Available for UK Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day

Registration is now available for the fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day set for May 20, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A. The event is...

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Posted - Feb 2Read More

Shuxia Wang receives RO1 funding

Shuxia Wang, MD, Ph.D., has received NIH RO1 funding for a project titled "Thrombospondin1 in obesity associated inflammation and insulin resistance." The project will be supported by $1,204,651 grant for the...

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Posted - Dec 3Read More

Teacher Who Made a Difference

Michael Kilgore honored as a "Teacher Who Made a Difference"

Dr. Michael Kilgore, PhD, received recognition as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” at the 16th Annual Teachers Who Made a Difference awards ceremony on April 26, 2014. More than 150 teachers’ names were put...

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Posted - Nov 21Read More