BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Upstate New York Pharmacology Society, a
new regional organization founded in 2010 by University at Buffalo
faculty members, is holding its inaugural meeting on May 14 at UB's
Center for the Arts on the North Campus from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
UNYPS is a regional affiliate of the American Society for
Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, whose members develop
new medicines and therapeutic agents to fight existing and emerging
diseases. It was founded in 2010 by Margarita Dubocovich, PhD,
professor and chair of the UB Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology and Peter G. Bradford, PhD, associate professor in the
department, to serve pharmacologists and toxicologists at
institutions and companies in and around the cities of Buffalo,
Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany as well as Ohio, Pennsylvania and
The theme of the meeting is "Signaling Pathways as Targets for
Drug Discovery" and it will feature talks by faculty from the U.S.
and Canada, as well as symposia focusing on presentations by
graduate students and junior scientists. Presentations will cover
therapeutics for a broad range of conditions from brain disorders
to cancer and heart disease as well as new techniques in the drug
According to UNYPS, the Upstate New York region supports four
medical schools, three schools of pharmacy, two schools of
dentistry, one school of veterinary medicine and numerous
pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies.
More information is at http://www.aspet.org/Page.aspx?id=2427.
For press arrangements, please contact Ellen Goldbaum in UB's
University Communications at 645-4605 and Dr. Dubocovich