Biomedical Pharmacology Program Student to Receive Award from American Physiological Association

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February 13th, 2013

Casey Carmichael

Casey Carmichael

Casey Carmichael, a second-year graduate student in the PhD program in Biomolecular Pharmacology, will receive the 2013 Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Professional Opportunity Award from the American Physiological Association. Her winning abstract, “A role for Gai2 proteins in the acute neural control of blood pressure,” is one of three award winning abstracts out of 154 submissions. Casey will receive this award, which is given to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, at the 2013 Experimental Biology meeting in Boston in April.

Casey is pursuing research in the Laboratory of Cardio-Renal Research under the mentorship of Richard D. Wainford, PhD. Her research is aimed at understanding the central neural aspects of blood pressure regulation in order to identify the pathophysiology and potential treatments for hypertension.