2010 Summer Research Recipients

On 9/16/2010

   
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The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Summer Research Program Award Recipients: Jason Boswell, Andrew Jacob, Jessica Meeks, Andreea Rose, and Rachel Stephens.

 
The Summer Research Program is a 10-week research experience offered in collaboration with faculty members in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lipscomb University and the Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University. The purpose of the program is to identify and introduce student pharmacists to the excitement and importance of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences research through a mix of educational and research opportunities. All recipients are awarded a $4000 stipend.
 
Jason Boswell worked with Dr. Gregg Stanwood in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University to study the neurodevelopmental origins of mental health disorders, with a particular emphasis on the norepinephrine and dopamine neurotransmitter systems.
 
Andrew Jacob worked with Dr. Joe Deweese in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lipscomb University in collaboration with Dr. Neil Osheroff in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University to study the effects of an anticancer drug metabolite on topoisomerase II.
 
Jessica Meeks worked with Dr. Brett English in the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University to study therapeutic drug monitoring of dexmedetomidine versus lorazepam on delirium in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. Dr. English is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lipscomb University.
 
Andreea Rose worked with Dr. Susan Mercer in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Lipscomb University to study small activators of the heme sensing pathway in Staph. aureus.
 
Rachel Stephens worked with Dr. Alan Brash in the Department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University to study the involvement of a cytochrome P450 enzyme in formation of the water barrier of the outer epidermis.