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Save the date: November 10th, 11:00 am to Noon. Dr. Alejandro Chade. CICMD Invited Speakers Series.

Dr. Alejandro R. Chade, MD, FAHA. He is the Associate Director, Translational Research for COBRE at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center. Areas of expertise: Renovascular disease and chronic kidney disease, use of imaging to study renal physiology and pathophysiology, renal microcirculation, development of novel therapeutic interventions


Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has promoted National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. On this occasion The CICMD thanks all our Postdoctoral members for their valuable contributions to the advancement of Science.

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. 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…