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Dr. Jenny Sones, research associate in the Davisson Jennypic Lab, has been awarded a Seed Grant from the Cornell Center for Reproductive Genomics (CRG) for her proposal entitled “The role of microRNAs in defective preimplantation signaling observed in the spontaneous BPH/5 mouse model of preeclampsia”.  Jenny has received award funding in the amount of $7,000 for her proposed research project. Congratulations Jenny! 4/1/2015
 


On Tuesday, March 3, 2015 the Davisson, Cohen, Cummings and Kelly Labs traveled to the Greek Peak Ski Resort in Virgil, NY for a fun day of skiing. 3/10/15
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Congratulations to Jenny Sones who received her PhD diploma at the Cornell Commencement Recognition Event on Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Congratulations Dr. Sones! 12/22/14

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Congratulations to Jenny Sones, who successfully defended her Dissertation entitled, “Defects in periimplantation signaling contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes in the BPH/5 mouse model of preeclampsia”. Way to go, Dr. Sones! 11/10/14

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AnaVCongratulations to Dr. Ana Valbuena, postdoctoral associate in the Davisson Lab at Weill Cornell on receiving the Inigo Alvarez de Toledo Renal Foundation Award (FRIAT) presented by the Queen of Spain on October 27, 2014 for the paper “Oxysterol-induced soluble endoglin release and its involvement in hypertension” published in the journal Circulation. This study on the pathogenic mechanisms of preeclampsia was led by Dr. Carmelo Bernabeu from Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, Madrid, Spain, while Ana was a PhD student. 11/10/14


JennypicJenny Sones, graduate student in the Davisson Lab, was selected by the American Heart Association as a recipient of the “Best of AHA Specialty Conferences” award. Jenny’s abstract entitled “BPH/5 Pre-eclamptic Mice Have Increased Uterine Interleukin (IL)-5 and this is Associated with Decidual Natural Killer (dNK) Cell Loss at the Maternal-Fetal Interface Early in Pregnancy” and a second abstract entitled “Cox2 Inhibition During Decidualization Improves Fetal Growth Restriction in the BPH/5 Mouse Model of Preeclampsia” were both recognized among the top 10% of accepted abstracts in the AHA Specialty Conferences. Jenny will re-present both studies at the national AHA Scientific Sessions in Chicago, November 15-19, 2014. Abstracts in this session will be exposed to special international news media and will be covered in the AHA Scientific Sessions news breaks. Congratulations, Jenny! 10/20/14


JennyRobinAHAJenny Sones, graduate student in the Davisson Lab, received a New Investigator Award at the 2014 American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research Meeting in San Francisco, CA in September. Jenny received this award for her abstract entitled “BPH/5 Pre-eclamptic Mice Have Increased Uterine Interleukin (IL)-5 and this is Associated with Decidual Natural Killer (dNK) Cell Loss at the Maternal-Fetal Interface Early in Pregnancy”. Congratulations, Jenny! 10/20/14


JennyNIH14Jenny Sones, graduate student in the Davisson Lab, was invited to participate as one of three speakers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Health Equity Seminar Series, “Toward Understanding the Pathobiology of Preeclampsia and the Potential Underlying Mechanism of Vitamin D Involvement” held at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD on September 4, 2014. Jenny’s presentation was entitled “Defective Immunoregulatory and Peri-Implantation Events at the Maternal-Fetal Interface in BPH/5, a Mouse Model of Preeclampsia”. 10/20/14


bruceawardJulie Horwath, an undergraduate in Nutritional Sciences and Fred Dong, an undergraduate in Biological Sciences, both students in the Davisson Lab at Cornell-Ithaca have each been awarded the 2014 David S. Bruce Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards by the American Physiological Society at the 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, CA.  This award has been established for outstanding undergraduate students who are presenting their research at the Experimental Biology Meeting and selection of awards is based on the quality of oral presentation of a poster to the David S. Bruce Award Selection Committee.  Julie presented her poster entitled “Relief of endoplasmic reticulum stress in the brain subfornical organ rescues high fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease“ and Fred presented his poster entitled “Early surge in oxidative stress in the brain subfornical organ during angiotensin-II-induced hypertension". Congratulations Julie and Fred! 5/16/14


Hannah1Congratulations to Jeff Peterson and Sarah Grekin on the birth of their daughter Hannah Reese Peterson born on April 8, 2014 at 6:05am.  Hannah weighed 5lbs. 13ozs.   4/10/14



ScottScott Butler, Research Support Specialist in the Davisson Lab for the past 7 years, has been recognized for his 20 years of dedicated service to Cornell University. Congratulations, Scott! 3/31/14


Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral associate in the DavissoColin3-14n Lab at Cornell-Ithaca has been awarded the 2014 Dean Franklin Young Investigator Award by the American Physiological Society.  This award recognizes a young investigator who is doing in vivo physiological research and is in the process of establishing an independent laboratory.  It comes with a $20,000 grant from Data Sciences International. Colin will be attending the Experimental Biology 2014 Conference in San Diego, CA where he will present his work and receive this award at the annual APS Business Meeting being held on April 29, 2014.  Congratulations, Colin! 3/27/14


Jenny Sones, graduate student in the Davisson Lab at CoJennypicrnell-Ithaca has been a selected by the Water and Electrolyte Section of the American Physiological Society to give a special oral presentation for her abstract entitled “Interleukin 15 contributes to decidual natural killer cell loss via interferon gamma during early pregnancy in the preeclamptic BPH/5 mouse model” at the Data Blitz Session during the 2014 Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, CA on April 26, 2014.  As a selected presenter, Jenny has also been invited to write a mini-review based on the topic of her presentation, which will be published in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.  Dr. Heinrich Lob is a collaborator on these studies. Congratulations, Jenny! 3/27/14


Julie Horwath, an undergraduate in Nutritional ScienceJulieFred3-14s and Fred Dong, an undergraduate in Biological Sciences, both students in the Davisson Lab at Cornell-Ithaca who work closely with postdoc Dr. Colin Young, have each been awarded the 2014 David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award by the American Physiological Society.  This award has been established for outstanding undergraduate students who are presenting their physiological research at the Experimental Biology Meeting.  Julie will be presenting her poster entitled “Relief of endoplasmic reticulum stress in the brain subfornical organ rescues high fat diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease“ and Fred will be presenting his poster entitled “Early surge in oxidative stress in the brain subfornical organ during angiotensin-II-induced hypertension“ at the 2014 Experimental Biology Meeting on April 26-30, 2014 in San Diego, CA.  In addition, Julie and Fred will each be presenting their studies in an oral session to compete for an additional award at the EB meeting.  Way to go Julie and Fred! 3/27/14


HunterSageCongratulations to Jenny and Ryan Sones on the birth of their  son Hunter Francis Sones born on March 12, 2014 at 4:53pm.     Hunter weighed 7lbs. 7ozs. and 19.5 inches long. 3/17/14


KellenYCongratulations to Colin Young and Catharine Clark on the birth of their daughter Kellan Grace Young born on December 7, 2013 at 12:40am.  Kellan weighed 6lbs. 9ozs. 12/9/13


DavissonDr. Robin Davisson has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science  (AAAS), announced in the November 29 issue of Science. The induction ceremony is February 15, 2014 in Chicago. Cornell Chronicle Press Release November 25, 2013 http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/11/eight-faculty-named-aaas-fellows 12/9/13


CJJFUndergraduate students in the Davisson Lab at Cornell-Ithaca participated in the poster presentation at the 29th Annual Undergraduate Fall Research Forum hosted by the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board (CURB) on November 13, 2013.  Catherine Isroff “Dysregulated estrous cycles and uterine inflammation before pregnancy is associated with BPH/5 mice, a spontaneous model of preeclampsia”; Julie Horwath “Brain endoplasmic reticulum stress mediates the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease”; Fred Dong “Interaction between oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress in brain subfornical organ during angiotensin-II-induced hypertension”. 11/18/13


Dr. Allyn Mark, visiting faculty in the Davisson AllynMark Lab at Cornell-WCMC is the recipient of the 2013 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award.  This award honors faculty members whose distinguished careers have resulted in the mentoring of individuals who have gone on to have their own distinguished careers. Dr. Davisson was honored to be one of two people who paid tribute to Dr. Mark during the ceremony. Congratulations, Allyn! 11/18/13


Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral associate in the Davisson ColinYLab at Cornell-Ithaca was awarded a NIH/NHLBI K99Grant for his proposal entitled “Role of Central Neural NFkB and ER Stress in Obesity-Induced Hypertension”, starting August 8, 2013.  Congratulations, Colin! 11/18/13


Welcome to Dr. Christa Heyward who joined the Davisson ChristaHLab at Cornell-Ithaca on October 1, 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow.  Christa received her PhD in 2011 in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.  In the Davisson Lab, she will investigate the immune contribution to the development of preeclampsia using the BPH/5 mouse model. 11/7/13

Archived-News From the Davisson Lab

Jenny Sones, graduate student in the Davisson Lab was Jennypicawarded 3rd place for her oral presentation "Cox2 Signaling During the Peri-Implantation Period Plays an Important Role in Fetoplacental Health in a Mouse Model of Preeclampsia, BPH/5" at the Annual Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12th Annual Symposium at Cornell-Ithaca on August 21, 2013. 9/23/13


Dr. Pallabi Sarkar, postdoctoral associate in the DavPallabiSarkarphotoisson Lab-WCMC has been selected by the New York Academy of Sciences to participate as a Fellow in the NeXXT Scholars Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. 9/23/13 


KingstonGeorgeColin & Catharine Clark are expecting a baby girl in early December and their dogs Kingston and George are very excited about the news!!! 7/22/13


Dr. Davisson and her research group are part of a new 5-yDavissonear Program Project Grant (P01) in partnership with University of Iowa investigators. The grant focuses on neural pathways and mechanisms in the brain that lead to obesity and obesity-induced hypertension. Each of the studies will examine the effects of two hormones, angiotensin and leptin, and the role they play in the brain to regulate blood pressure and weight.  The role of endoplasmic reticulum stress is also a common theme across the projects. There are 3 projects and 3 core facilities.  Dr. Davisson is PI of Project #1 entitled, "Brain Angiotensin in Obesity-Induced Hypertension: Role of ER Stress, Oxidant  Stress and Leptin", and is Co-Director of Core B: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology. Dr. Allyn Mark is the Co-I on Project #1. Drs. Colin Young, Heinrich Lob and Ana Valbuena Diez in Dr. Davisson’s group will play key roles in carrying out these studies. Cornell Chronicle Press Release May 16, 2013 http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/05/cornell-iowa-share-106m-obesity-hypertension-grant 5/20/13


Jenny Sones, graduate student in the Davisson Lab, wJennypicas selected to present a poster entitled “Ovarian Hormone Signaling Defects Are Associated with Asynchronous Peri-Implantation Events in a Mouse Model of Preeclampsia, BPH/5“ at the 2013 Society for Gynecologic Investigation's 60th Annual Meeting held in Orlando, Florida on March 20-23, 2013. 4/2/13


HenrypicCongratulations to Heinrich and Jenny Lob on the birth of their son Henry Friedrich Lob born on February 11, 2013.  Henry weighed 7lbs. 12oz.  4/1/13


Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral associate in the DavisColinYson Lab was awarded a 2-year American Heart Association (Founder’s Affiliate) Postdoctoral Fellowship starting January 1, 2013 for his proposal “Dissecting the role of brain NFkB in obesity-induced hypertension”. Colin’s was one of only 17 grants funded out of 150 applications. Congratulations, Colin! 12/19/12


Dr. Robin Davisson was awarded the 2012 Arthur C. CorcoranDavisson Memorial Lecture by the American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research. One of the highest honors in the field, the lecture was established in 1977 to honor Arthur C. Corcoran for his contributions to hypertension research.  It is presented at the annual meeting of this Council by a distinguished honoree from the field of hypertension. Congratulations, Robin! 10/1/12


Colinahaaward2012Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral associate in the Davisson Lab received a New Investigator Award at the 2012 American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research meeting in Washington, DC.  Colin received this award for his paper entitled “Ablation of Leptin Receptors in the Brain Subfornical Organ Attenuates Leptin-induced Increases in Renal Sympathetic Nerve Activity (RSNA) But Spares It’s Effect on Food Intake and Body Weight”. Congratulations, Colin! 10/1/12


Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral associate in the Davisson Lab was selected by the American Heart Association as a recipient of the “Best of AHA Specialty Conferences” award.  Colin’s abstract entitled “Ablation of Leptin Receptors in the Brain Subfornical Organ Attenuates Leptin-induced Increases in Renal Sympathetic Nerve Activity (RSNA) But Spares It’s Effect on Food Intake and Body Weight” were recognized among the top 10% of accepted abstracts in the AHA Specialty Conferences. Dr. Young will re-present this study at the national AHA Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles, November 3-7, 2012.  Abstracts in this session will be exposed to special international news media and will be covered in the AHA Scientific Sessions news breaks.  Congratulations, Colin! 10/1/12


Congratulations to Colin and Catharine on their marriage! 9/5/12

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vedhCongratulations to Mallik Guruju and Lavanya Katikala on the birth of their son Vedh born on July 30, 2012.  8/28/12


'Scopes Magazine July 2012, News from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University features Dr. Jenny Sones, Paying It Forward. Click here to access article. 7/23/12


JennypicJenny Sones, graduate student student in the Davisson Lab was awarded an American Heart Association 2-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship starting July 1, 2012 for her proposal “Role of asynchronous embryo-uterine interactions during the peri-implantation period in a mouse model of preeclampsia”. Congratulations, Jenny!  7/13/12
 

Jenny Sones, graduate Student in the Davisson Lab, was selected to give a special oral presentation (1 of 4 young investigators selected) for her abstract entitled “Asynchronous Peri-Implantation Events Characterize a Mouse Model of Preeclampsia, BPH/5” at the Fetal Programming and Environmental Exposures: Implications for Prenatal Care and Pre-Term Birth Conference on June 12, 2012 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.   7/13/12


DavissonCongratulations to Dr. Robin Davisson on her appointment as The Andrew Dickson White Professor of Molecular Physiology .  Robin’s election to this endowed professorship is in recognition of her research excellence and remarkable contributions to the Department, College and University.   7/13/12

Dr. Robin Davisson was awarded the 2012 Student Choice Speaker, voted by the graduate students in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA. Robin gave her seminar entitled “ER Stress, Oxidant Stress, and Hypertension: It’s all in your Head” on May 7.   7/13/12


HadleyCongratulations to Aly Spealman Nadworny and Matt Nadworny on the birth of their daughter Hadley Emma Nadworny born on June 23, 2012 at 2:06am.  Hadley weighed 6 lbs. 6oz.  7/3/12


On Saturday, May 5, 2012 the Davisson, Cohen and Weiss labs participated in the Zeppy 5K Run at the Cornell Plantations.  The three labs decided to have a little friendly inter-lab competition between them.  The Cohen lab was beaten fair and square and will plan to host a future Happy Hour for the three labs!  6/12/12

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Serena Chiang, an undergraduate in the Davisson Ithaca-labSerenaC from 2008-2010 has been accepted into the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Congratulations, Serena! 6/12/12


Dr. Colin Young from the Davisson-Ithaca lab was awarded first ColinYplace in the Trainee Highlights in Physiological Genomics Session at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting (San Diego, CA) for his abstract “Endoplasmic reticulum stress mediates nuclear factor-K-B activation in the subfornical organ during slow-pressor angiotensin-II hypertension.”  This award recognizes the most outstanding oral presentation given by a trainee within the Physiological Genomics Featured Topic session.  Congratulations Colin! 5/31/12


Dr. Heinrich Lob from the Davisson-Ithaca lab was awarded an LobEarly Career Research Recognition Award by the American Physiological Society (Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section) at the Experimental Biology 2012 meeting (San Diego, CA) for his abstract, "p22phox in the Paraventricular Nucleus of

the Brain Contributes to Diet-induced Obesity." This award is given to senior postdocs or early career faculty whose current and past work contributes significantly to a better understanding of neural control and autonomic regulation of physiological function. Dr. Lob showed in his study that prevention of oxidative stress in an important brain structure that regulates cardiovascular and energy homeostasis blocks weight gain during high fat feeding in mice. This is a novel finding which might lead to further insight in the central nervous system regulation of obesity. Congratulations, Heinrich! 5/8/12


Anfei Li, an undergraduate in Biological and EnvironmentalAnfeiPhoto2012 Engineering and a student in the Davisson Cornell-Ithaca Lab who works closely with postdoc Dr. Colin Young, has been awarded the 2012 David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award by the American Physiological Society. This award has been established for outstanding undergraduate students who are presenting their physiological research at the Experimental Biology Meeting. Anfei will be presenting his poster entitled "Angiotensin type 1A receptors (AT1a) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediate nuclear factor-k-B (NF-kB) activation in the subfornical organ (SFO) during slow-pressor Angiotensin-II (Ang-II) hypertension" at the 2012 Experimental Biology Meeting on April 22, 2012 in San Diego, CA. In addition, Anfei will be presenting his study in an oral session to compete for an additional award at the EB meeting. Way to go Anfei! 3/14/12


Congratulations to Aly Spealman Nadworny, who successfullyAlypic defended her Dissertation entitled "Examining the role of redox biology in a population of neonatal cardiac precursor cells marked by the type III receptor tyrosine kinase, c-kit".  Way to go, Dr. Nadworny!  1/25/12



 

Dr. Heinrich Lob, research scientist in the Davisson HeinrichLob Lab at Cornell-Ithaca was awarded an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant for his proposal entitled "Central Mechanisms of Angiotensin-Dependent Hypertension: NADPH Oxidase Isoforms and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress", starting January 1, 2012.  Congratulations, Heinrich!  1/25/12


Aly Spealman Nadworny, graduate student in theAlyWCMCmagsummer11 Davisson and Kotlikoff Labs was featured in the Weill Cornell Medicine Magazine, Summer 2011. Click here for link to article.  12/6/11


Welcome to Dr. Heinrich Lob, who has joined the Davisson Lab at Cornell-Ithaca as a Research Scientist. HeiHeinrichLobnrich received his PhD in 2006 from the University of Cologne, Germany. He then joined the lab of Dr. David Harrison at Emory University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Heinrich specializes in redox biology, T cell activation and hypertension. In the Davisson Lab, Heinrich brings this expertise to work on a variety of projects dealing with the role of oxidative stress, inflammation and ER stress in hypertension. 8/1/11


Congratulations to Ashley Woods, AshleyComm who successfully defended her Dissertation entitled, "Examining the role of angiogenic factors and early developmental defects in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia in a mouse model, BPH/5" and participated in Cornell Commencement activities in May, 2011.  Ashley is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. Way to go, Dr. Woods!  8/1/11


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Welcome to Dr. Jenny Sones who has joined the Davisson Lab at Cornell-Ithaca as a graduate student. Jenny received her DVM in 2008 from Louisiana State University and joined the PhD training program at Cornell University in the summer of 2010. In the Davisson Lab, Jenny will be using her knowledge of equine trophoblast biology and applying it to the BPH/5 model of preeclampsia. 5/26/11


ColinpicMJBawardDr. Colin Young, postdoctoral trainee in the Davisson Cornell-Ithaca Lab won the Michael J. Brody Young Investigator Award at the 2011 Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, DC. This award recognizes a promising young investigator who has made a significant research contribution to the understanding of neural control and autonomic regulation. Colin gave an oral presentation, "Redox-regulated transactivation of activator protein-1 in the paraventricular nucleus mediates renovascular hypertension" at the meeting as part of the NCAR Trainee Featured Topic Session. 5/26/11

Dr. Colin Young, postdoctoral trainee in the Davisson Cornell-Ithaca Lab was awarded a 2011 American Physiological Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physiological Genomics.  This fellowship has been established in recognition of the fact that many advances in genomics ultimately require a functional understanding in the context of the organism, and special training is needed to conduct this type of research.  Colin’s proposal, entitled "Dissecting the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress and NFkB Activation in Neurogenic Hypertension" was one of two fellowships funded nationally. This is a two-year award starting on May 1, 2011. 5/26/11


Dr. Matt Zimmerman, MattEB11 Davisson Lab alumnus and Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center won the NCAR New Investigator Award at the 2011 Experimental Biology Conference in Washington, DC. This award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his career. 5/26/11


Aly Spealman Nadworny, graduate student in the Davisson and Kotlikoff Labs was recently named a "RoAlyboack Star of Science" by the American Heart Association and was invited as a special guest to attend the American Heart Association's 11th Annual Go Red for Women Luncheon in New York City.  The Go Red for Women campaign centers around the power of women to fight the number 1 and number 4 killers of women in the United States, heart disease and stroke.  This year's luncheon was sponsored by Macy's, Merck, and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back, all of which are very interested in the basic research that often leads to cures for major diseases affecting people worldwide.  Those in attendance included Hoda Kotb, Mary Tyler Moore, and survivor Pamela Coleman.  Go Aly, you Rockstar! 3/9/11


Aly Spealman Nadworny, Alypic graduate student in the Davisson and Kotlikoff Labs, has been selected as the next Stanly Stahl Research Fellow by the American Heart Association Founders’ Affiliate. Family, friends and AHA-related physician-scientists have selected Aly’s project, “C-kit+ Cells Exhibit a Unique Redox-Related Molecular Profile that Confers Stemness and Drives Differentiation“, recently funded by the AHA Founders’ Affiliate, for this named award in memory of Mr. Stahl.  A luncheon is being planned in January for Aly to present her work to the family and friends of Mr. Stahl.  12/13/10


Dr. Colin Young, ColinYoungphoto6-10 postdoctoral trainee in the Davisson Cornell-Ithaca Lab, has been selected by the Scholars Committee of the Cornell Center for Vertebrate Genomics to be a recipient of the 2010 Genomics Scholars Award for his proposal titled “Dissecting the role of endoplasmic reticulum stress and NFκB activation in hypertension”.  12/13/10


MattRobinXian10-10Dr. Matt Zimmerman, Davisson Lab alumnus and Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center won the prestigious Harry Goldblatt New Investigator Award at the 2010 American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research Meeting in Washington, DC.  This award recognizes a new outstanding independent investigator who has significantly contributed to our understanding of the causes of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.  Matt was one of three finalists, and competed for the award during the oral presentation sessions.  Matt's talk was entitled "Intra-Neuronal Signaling of Angiotensin II: Involvement of Mitochondrial-Localized Nox4 and Mitochondrial Superoxide". 10/21/10


Congratulations to Xian Cao, postdoctoral trainee in the Davisson WCMC Laboratory, for receiving a New Investigator Award at the 2010 American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research Meeting in Washington, DC.  Xian received this award for her oral presentation entitled "Reconstitution of Prostaglandin E2 Receptor Subtype 1 Selectively in the Subfornical Organ Rescues Slow-Pressor Angiotensin II Hypertension in EP1R-Null Mice". 10/21/10


The Davisson Lab Appels10-1-10 was pleased to welcome Bob and Helen Appel (Cornell Class of '53 and '55, respectively) for a visit and lab tour on October 1.  After meeting with the entire Ithaca-NYC group via the Polycom video system, the Appels made their way down to the "mouse house" for a tour of the small animal surgery suite, radiotelemetry set-up and ultra-high frequency ultrasound equipment.  Both life-long learners, Bob and Helen asked great questions, and we all enjoyed sharing our work and ideas with them. 10/21/10


Welcome to Dr. Colin Young ColinYoungphoto6-10 who joined the Davisson Lab at Cornell-Ithaca on June 15, 2010 as a postdoctoral associate.  Colin recently received his PhD in Physiology from the University of Missouri for his thesis work entitled "A Role for Insulin in the Central Control of Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Humans".  In the Davisson Lab, he will utilize functional genomic analysis to unravel molecular mechanisms involved in central neural control of blood pressure. 6/17/10


JeffSarahwedding6-10Congratulations to Jeff and Sarah on Getting Married! 6/24/10


AlypicAly Spealman Nadworny, graduate student in the Davisson and Kotlikoff Labs, was awarded an American Heart Association 2-Year Predoctoral Fellowship starting July 1, 2010. Her proposal, entitled "C-kit+ cells exhibit a unique redox-related molecular profile that confers stemness and drives differentiation" was one of only 19 applications funded this spring by the AHA Founders Affiliate.  Congratulations, Aly! 6/17/10


Congratulations to Aly Spealman Nadworny (Davisson and Kotlikoff labs), who won Runner-Up for the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) Langman Graduate Student Platform Presentation Award for her Experimental Biology 2010 abstract entitled "C-kit+ cardiac precursor cells exhibit a unique oxidant and antioxidant gene expression profile." The award honors Jan Langman, an outstanding embryologist and educator. Aly presented her work at the EB2010 conference in April in front of the AAA Advisory Committee in competition with other graduate student finalists. Her position as a finalist included a $250 travel award. Aly also gave an oral presentation in the platform session, "Stem Cells". 5/14/10


Dr. Davisson Davisson and her research group are now part of a Program Project Grant at Weill Cornell Medical College starting July 1, 2009. The project entitled, "Hypertension and Prostanoid Signaling in the Subfornical Organ of the Brain" focuses focuses on elucidating the processes governing the interaction between key regulatory centers of the brain and the cardiovascular system, with the objective of defining their role in the pathogenesis of hypertension and the ensuing cerebrovascular damage. Dr. Davisson is also the director of the new Radiotelemetry Core. 7/8/09

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