Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor
of pharmacology and toxicology and senior associate dean for
diversity and inclusion, has been awarded the inaugural Dolores
Shockley Minority Mentoring Award from the American College of
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) training grant
aimed at providing professional development resources and mentoring
for doctoral students in several UB schools has been renewed for
another five years.
The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental
Therapeutics (ASPET) has selected Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD,
associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, to lead
its Division for Behavioral Pharmacology.
Graduate students and trainee researchers in the Department of
Pharmacology and Toxicology and the neuroscience program presented
research talks and posters at the 2017 Behavior, Biology and
Chemistry: Translational Research in Addiction conference.
Research by faculty in the Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology shows that synthetic chemicals commonly found in
insecticides and garden products bind to receptors that govern our
As the countdown to the opening of the new Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences downtown begins to be measured in
months instead of years, the school continues to grow and diversify
its faculty ranks, attract outstanding students and enhance its
Jun-Xu Li, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and
toxicology, has received the Joseph Cochin Young Investigator Award
from the College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
for his research on pharmacotherapy for stimulant abuse.
Graduate student and trainee researchers and their mentors in
the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology received
positive feedback on in-depth studies they presented at the 2016
Behavior, Biology and Chemistry: Translational Research in
UB faculty member Luis Colón can add another honor to his
long list of mentoring awards: the 2016 Award for Encouraging
Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences from
the American Chemical Society.
Rajendram Rajnarayanan, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology
and toxicology, has been honored with a 2014 President Emeritus and
Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and
The University at Buffalo has been awarded nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to fund the education of 20 new biomedical and behavioral scientists from underrepresented groups between now and 2016.