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Pharm Sci Spring Accomplishments


Categories: Faculty Pride, Research Pride

There were a lot of accomplishments from March to May in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences! The notable list includes:

Christine Dengler-Crish, Ph. D.

Christine Crish, Ph.D.

Manuscript submission
  • Katie A Bretland; Li Lin; Kimberly M Bretland; Matthew A Smith; Christine M. Dengler-Crish*. Irisin attenuates tau hyperphosphorylation and neuroinflammation in female htau mice. Submitted to Neurobiology of Aging

altaf darvesh

altaf darvesh, Ph.D.

book chapter
  • Darvesh AS, Barnett RE, Fitsanakis VA. Chapter 28: Caenorhabditis elegans: An Elegant Model Organism for Evaluating the Neuroprotective and Neurotherapeutic Potential of Nutraceuticals. In: Nutraceuticals: Efficacy, Safety and Toxicity, 2nd edition, Eds: Gupta RC, Lall R, Srivastava A, Elsevier, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 2020, in press.

Sheila Fleming Headshot

Sheila Fleming, Ph.D.


Takhar Kasumov Headshot

Takhar Kasumov, Ph.D.

Grant awards
  • Grant#: 481-A, Source of Funds: CWRU/NIH, Period: 1/15/20 – 12/31/2022
    Title: “Proteomic Analysis of Paxillin and ERK nitration.”
    Total Award: $30,000
  • Grant#: 3U24DK097771-07S1, Source of Funds: NIH, Period: 01/ 01/2020-12/31/2020
    Title: Mitochondrial Acetylome Dynamics in NAFLD Assessed with Heavy Water-Based Metabolic Labeling.
    Total Award: $75,000
  • REDIzone Award – a new award to support the project titled “Serum levels of glycated ApoAI, a novel biomarker to screen for pre-diabetes and diabetes and their cardiovascular complications” for the period of May 8, 2020 to November 7, 2020.
    Total award: $10,000


  • Kheniser K. G., Osme A., Ilchenko S., Kim C., Kasumov T and Kashyap S. R. Temporal Dynamics of High-Density Lipoprotein Proteome in Diet-Controlled Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes, Biomolecules, 2020, 10(4). pii: E520. PMID: 32235466

Erin Reed-Geaghan Headshot

Erin Reed-Geaghan, Ph.D.

  • Manuscript submitted:

    B.T. Casali, K.P. MacPherson, E.G. Reed-Geaghan, G.E. Landreth. Microglial depletion rapidly and reversibly alters amyloid pathology by modification of plaque compaction and morphologies. Neurobiology of Disease: under revision.

  • Manuscript published:

    E.G. Reed-Geaghan, G.E. Landreth. Plaque-associated myeloid cells derive exclusively from resident microglia in Alzheimer’s disease. J Exp Med 217: e20191374 (2020).


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