Three UA Researchers Featured in Different Research Journals

News Release Date: 
Friday, July 8, 2016

(UAHS In The Pharmacy Spotlight) 

Priya Muralidharan, graduate student in the Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics research track, made the image that was selected for the inside front cover of the June 1, 2016, issue of Molecular Systems and Design Engineering, a journal of one of the world's leading research publishers in chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The image accompanied the research paper “Microparticulate/Nanoparticulate Powders of a Novel Nrf2 Activator and an Aerosol Performance Enhancer for Pulmonary Delivery Targeting the Lung Nrf2/Keap-1 Pathway,“ on which Muralidharan is first author. Her adviser, Heidi Mansour, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, is a co-author.

Catharine Smith, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, was featured in an article by Scientia Publications. The piece highlights her research “Targeting and Enhancing the Effects of Deacetylase Inhibitors in Cancer Treatment.”

Smith is a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the UA BIO5 Institute. She conducts research on epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression and their regulation through signaling pathways and modulation by anti-cancer drugs.

Eli Chapman, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, had a recent paper from his lab selected for the cover of the chemical biology journal ChemBioChem. The title of the paper is “Dual Unnatural Amino Acid Incorporation and Click-Chemistry Labeling to Enable Single-Molecule FRET Studies of p97 Folding.”

Chapman, a member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the Biological Chemistry Program, currently is developing methods to discover modulators of enzymes that are considered challenging to drug or “undruggable.”

Contact: Karin Lorentzen