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CICMD Members paper Published in the Journal of neuroscience

The survival of an organism is dependent on meeting the energetic demands imposed by stressors. This critical function is accomplished by the CNS's ability to orchestrate simultaneous activities of neurosecretory and autonomic axes. Here, we unveil a novel signaling mechanism within the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus that links excitation of neurons producing corticotropin-releasing-hormone with excitation of neurons controlling sympathetic nervous system activity and blood pressure. The implication is that chronic stress exposure may promote cardiometabolic disease by dysregulating the interneuronal cross-talk revealed by our experiments.

CICMD Member, Dr. Guillaume de Lartigue awarded a 2021 UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

The University of Florida has awarded Guillaume de Lartigue, Ph.D., with a 2021 Excellence Award for Assistant Professors — one of the university’s top awards for a junior faculty member.https://pharmacy.ufl.edu/2021/05/20/guillaume-de-lartigue-awarded-a-2021-uf-excellence-award-for-assistant-professors/ De Lartigue serves as an assistant professor of pharmacodynamics in the UF College of Pharmacy. Prior to…

CICMD Trainees Win Annual Research Showcase Competition

Postdoctoral Trainee Division Arashdeep Singh, Ph.D. Pharmacodynamics: Unraveling underlying mechanisms of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) phenotype 34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for most posters and oral presentations Postdoctoral Trainee/Resident Research Khalid Elsaafien, Pharmacodynamics: Angiotensin signaling in the paraventricular nucleus elevates blood pressure…

Grant-Writing Courses, Workshops, and Toolkits

https://www.ctsi.ufl.edu/education/grant-workshops/ Looking for information on Grant Writing Workshops? The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program provides educational opportunities that facilitate the training of clinical and basic science investigators, clinical trialists, laboratory technicians, study coordinators, and other related personnel required to establish and support multi- and interdisciplinary clinical and translational researchers…

Paper of the Month: Dr. Annette de Kloet

Dr. Annette de Kloet. An Angiotensin-responsive Connection from the Lamina Terminalis to the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus Evokes Vasopressin Secretion to Increase Blood Pressure in Mice Hypertension is…