December 17, 2020

Vincenzo Cirulli elected to Board of Directors

Vincenzo Cirulli elected to the board of directors of the Diabetes Research Connection 

November 17, 2020

John D. Scott elected as ASPET 2020 Fellow

Selection as a Fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (FASPET) is an honor bestowed to our most distinguished members. Fellows are recognized for their meritorious efforts to advance pharmacology, through their scientific achievements, mentorship, and service to the Society.

October 9, 2020

Structural basis of salicylic acid perception by Arabidopsis NPR proteins

Zheng lab reveals how the plant immunity hormone, salicylic acid, which is also the precursor of Aspirin, is perceived by its receptor protein in plants. The results give us a hint on what the same molecule might be able to do in human cells besides targeting the cyclooxygenases.

April 13, 2020

Balancing Cellular Oxygen and Iron Levels.

Discovery of an unexpected iron-sulfur cluster embedded in a human ubiquitin ligase sheds light on how fluctuations in iron and oxygen levels regulate iron homeostasis in human cells through an oxygen-sensitive protein-protein interface.

April 1, 2020

Dr. William Catterall Elected Fellow of ASPET

The American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics has elected our own Dr. William Catterall as Fellow. Congratulations, Bill!

December 19, 2019

Atomic View of the Trigger for the Heartbeat

Atomic-level studies of the architecture of tiny sodium channel proteins, critical to generating electrical signals that start off each beat of the heart, are imparting striking details about their function, malfunctions, disruption by many disease mutations, and response to medication. …

September 27, 2019

Cirulli & Crisa Labs Make the Cover of iScience

Work from the Cirulli and Crisa Labs uncovered a previously unknown function of Connexin 43 as a mediator of stem cell maturation into pancreatic progenitors

September 1, 2019

How the ion channel gears work in the Brain

Dr. Bill Catterall's work in the structural mechanisms of ion channels leads to new discoveries about epilepsy...

August 13, 2019

Nephi Stella elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Nephi Stella, Neuroscience faculty and professor of pharmacology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is one of the 8 who will be officially inducted in September during the annual…