Nickolas SteinauerNickolas Steinauer, an MD/PHD student in Dr. Jinsong Zhang's lab, won a Travel Award to attend the 2016 ASH Meeting on Hematologic Malignancies held in Chicago this September.

Nick's abstract was chosen as one of the top 6 abstracts for oral presentation at the meeting. He is currently supported by the T32 training grant in the Department. Congratulations, Nick!
ASH Meeting September 2016
Lauren Stein, a graduate student in the Yosten/Samson lab, received her doctorate at the SLU 2016 Graduate Programs commencement exercises May 12th. In April Dr. Stein received the Research Recognition Award from the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section of the American Physiological Society for her work identifying the receptor of the novel peptide hormone, Phoenixin, which was discovered by Drs. Yosten and Samson in 2013.

Dr. Stein has accepted an NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and the Translational Neurosciences Program at the Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Stein will be continuing her studies on  the neuroendocrinology of energy balance in the laboratory of Dr. Matthew Hayes.
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Graduate Program

Our graduate program has achieved national recognition in graduate education and research. Since 1985 there have been 73 Ph.Ds awarded by members of the Department of Pharmacological and Physiological Science. In addition, members of the Department mentored 11 Ph.Ds awarded in Cell and Molecular Biology, 2 in Biology and 1 in Pathology. Many graduates of our program have prominant positions in academia, government and industry. The Department has had a continuous predoctoral Training Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences since 1990. These prestegious and highly competitive grants are awarded to only a few select programs nationwide each year and is indicative of the quality of our program.

Entry into our graduate program is from three sources:


Saint Louis University Graduate School
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