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Leah Cuddy

PhD Candidate

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Western University

"Regulation of the activity and trafficing of the high-affinity choline transporter"


Monday April 21th at 4:00 pm

Dental Science Building Rm. 2016

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4th Year Undergrad Thesis Day


Pictures from our 4th year undergraduate poster day can now be found on our Flickr Stream!

Excellent faculty and staff recognized


Chris and Jamie

Congratulations to this year's winners of the 2014 Dean's Awards of Excellence. The department is proud to recognize five winners this year.

Jamie Simek and Chris Webb - Staff Team Award

Dr. Rommel Tirona - Undergraduate Educator Award

Dr. Lina Dagnino - Individual Faculty Award

Dr. Cheryle Seguin - Junior Faculty Award

The winners will be honoured at the 2014 Celebration of Excellence Dinner and Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 21 at the Great Hall. (read more)


New CRC in Musculoskeletal Research for Frank Beier


.Frank Beier, PhD, of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has been awarded a new Tier I CRC in Musculoskeletal Research to study the connection between skeletal development and osteoarthritis (read more)


London Health Research Day 2014 award winners


Congratulations to our award winning trainees.

Poster award winners:

Suresh Chandra Bairwa (superviser Dr. Morris Karmazyn) "Modulation of the Hypertrophic Response in Cardiomyocytes by Adipocytes" in the Circulatory and Respiratory Health category.

Trevor Morey (supervisor Dr. Jane Rylett) "Regulation of human choline acetyltransferase protein stability by an N-terminal proline-rich motif" in the Neuroscience and Mental Health category.

Platform presentation winner:

Cameron Goertzen (supervisor Dr. Moshmi Bhattacharya) "Role of KISS1R in Breast Cancer Metastasis"
(read more)


Solving the mysteries of bone growth


.For Dr. Jeff Dixon, DDS, PhD, uncovering the intricacies of bone growth is like his own Sherlock Holmes mystery that needs to be solved. For more than two decades, Dr. Dixon, a professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Schulich Dentistry, has been investigating how skeletal cells communicate with each other in order to control the formation and destruction of bone.

Two recent grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are enabling Dr. Dixon and his team of outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and technical staff to look at how physical movement and exercise impact bone growth and the cellular mechanisms that cause this to happen. (read more)



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