Congratulations to Graduating Biomolecular Pharmacology Students!

in Recent News
May 21st, 2013

walsh jfc cathy parentsFeatured from left to right: Jiang-Fan Chen, M.D./Ph.D., Catherine Wei, M.D./Ph.D., Carol T. Walsh, Ph.D., and Catherine’s parents

Six students in the Biomolecular Pharmacology Program were honored at graduation ceremonies this past weekend for earning their M.A., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees. Our congratulations go to them for their academic accomplishments, their discoveries through thesis or dissertation research, and their acquisition of professional skills as scientists. Their achievements have been expertly guided by their advisors, whom we congratulate and thank for their dedication to predoctoral training. The students, their degrees, advisors, and thesis or dissertation titles are:


Amy Andreucci, M.A. (January)– Alan Herbert, MB.ChB, Ph.D.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: an Appropriate Option for Treating Obesity?


Diane Chan, M.D./Ph.D. – Benjamin Wolozin, M.D./Ph.D.

LRRK2 and HDAC6: Directing Traffic at the Crossroads between Authophagy, Translation, and Neurodegeneration


Jennifer Lynn Duffen, Ph.D. – Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D.

Adiponectin Receptors in Revascularization and Metabolic Dysfunction


Earl Gillespie, Ph.D. – Susan E. Leeman, Ph.D.

Colonic Epithelial Genes in the Transition From Chronic Inflammation to Carcinoma in Colitis-Associated Cancer: Focus on the Truncated Neurokinin-1 Receptor


Catherine Wei, M.D./Ph.D.– Jiang-Fan Chen, M.D./Ph.D.

The Effect of Brain Region-Specific Adenosine A2A Receptor Knockout on Cognition and Psychomotor Behavior in Mice


Stefan Yohe, Ph.D. (January) – Mark Grinstaff, Ph.D.

Superhydrophobic Materials for Drug Delivery


Best wishes to these graduates for the next phase of their careers!