Advances in Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) in the Pittsburgh area are highlighted in a recent video, with the goal of bringing to the attention of the broader community the recent advances at Pitt, in collaboration with the UPMC, CMU and UPCI, and further promoting those activities through Pittsburgh Revolution Fund.
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The Fund, if secured, will help aid collaborative and cross-disciplinary efforts in QSP approaches to enhance patient-driven therapies.
For more information: http://www.pghrevfund.pitt.edu/
For more information on these and other QSP programs currently in development at the University of Pittsburgh, please contact:
D. Lansing Taylor, PhD | 412-648-9200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out how to support The Revolution Fund and its efforts to enhance patient-driven therapies through QSP programs, please contact:
Jennifer Griffin | 412-623-2617 | email@example.com
We are excited to announce the first annual Three Rivers Evolution Event (TREE), a new regional conference serving Western Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas, sponsored in part by the American Society of Naturalists. Researchers of all stages and institution types are welcome. TREE will take place on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh and include multiple sessions of talks, a poster session, and a keynote lecture presented by Dr. Cynthia Beall of Case Western University. The abstract deadline is July 14th, and we encourage those interested in presenting talks or posters to apply. Registration is accepted until September. Please see the website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/tree2017/home
We hope to see you in September!
The Department of Computational and Systems Biology and Department of Immunology hosted a joint retreat on June 7, 2017 at The Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Keynote – Dr. Steve Kleinstein (Yale)
- Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis (CSB)
- Bill Hawse (Immuno)
- Takis Benos (CSB)
- Lisa Borghesi (Immuno)
- Carlos Camacho (CSB)
- Florian Weisel (Immuno)
- Chakra Chennubhotla (CSB)
- Sandra Cascio (Immuno)
- Jim Faeder (CSB)
- Dario Vignali (Immuno)
A poster session followed – congratulations to our winners!
1st place: Abigail Overacre-Delgoffe (Immuno)
2nd place: Marta Wells (CSB)
3rd place: Jingyu Zhang (CSB)
POSTDOCS and RESEARCH ASSOCIATES:
1st place: Deepali Sawant (Immuno)
2nd place: Jason Lohmueller (Immuno)
3rd place: Justin Spiriti (CSB)
Later in the evening, the Department of Computational and Systems Biology had a reception with awards at the Carnegie Science Center.
Congratulations to Wynn Meyer (best postdoc), She Zhang (best student), and Marcia Schwab (best staff) on their awards.
More info here: https://www.csb.pitt.edu/retreat/
Identifying chloride channeling path in excitatory amino acid transporters
The paper provides novel evidence on the molecular determinants of the dual function, substrate transport and anion permeation, of excitatory amino acid transporters (EAATs).
It opens avenues toward illuminating how EAATs regulate synaptic transmission and neurological conditions.
This is a collaborative study between the Bahar and Amara (NIH) labs, with key contributions from Drs. Delany Torres-Salazar and Mary Cheng
Cheng MH#, Torres-Salazar D #, Gonzalez-Suarez AD, Amara SG & Bahar I*, “Substrate transport and anion permeation proceed through distinct pathways in glutamate transporters”. eLife, (2017).