Mitochondrial dysfunction in vulnerable neurons in the brain can be an early indicator of Alzheimer’s disease, yet the underlying molecular mechanisms remain misunderstood.
Ying Xu, MD, PhD, research associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has received a $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging to deepen the understanding of how phosphodiesterases (PDEs), in particular PDE2A, regulate cognition.
On August 26, eighty-eight PharmD students took their first step toward becoming pharmacists when they participated in the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Annual White Coat Ceremony, in Slee Hall.
The school’s new dean, Gary M. Pollack, PhD ’84, was the invited speaker and offered encouragement to the future pharmacists. “There is no better time to be entering the profession of pharmacy or the sciences that compose pharmacy right now,” he said.
PharmD and Pharmaceutical Sciences students also attended a variety of orientation programs to learn about school policies, spend time with student organizations representatives, and meet with faculty and staff who will help support their academic journey.
The classes of 1960, 1970, 1971, 1980, 1981, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2005, 2006 and 2011 were warmly welcomed back to campus to celebrate their reunion with highly anticipated in-person events. The weekend kicked off with guided tours of the Pharmacy Building and UB’s South Campus, followed by UB’s Homecoming football game. The festivities concluded with a cocktail reception.
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Gary Pollack, PhD '84
Dean and Professor