• The Pharmacologist

    Check out the latest issue of The Pharmacologist. The March 2017 issue features a story on Typhus: War and Deception in 1940’s Poland.

  • 2017 Election Results

    Congratulations to newly elected Council members Dr. Edward T. Morgan, Dr. Margaret E. Gnegy, and Dr. Alan V. Smrcka.

  • 2017 Award Winners

    Congratulations to this year’s award winners, who are being recognized for their excellence in the pharmacology field.

  • Celebrating

    The ASPET SURF program will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2017. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Annual Meeting

    Join us in Chicago this spring for the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2017.

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Latest ASPET News

EB2017: The CRISPR-Cas9 Revolution in Pharmacology

Monday morning kicked into high gear with a wide variety of sessions to choose from, including one on the way CRISPR-Cas9 has revolutionized the field of pharmacology. 

EB2017 Daily Meeting Highlights: Wednesday, April 26

Here's a look at what ASPET has on the agenda for the final day of EB2017. 

What is Pharmacology?

ASPET's video provides a brief history of pharmacology, how it impacts many other scientific fields and medical discoveries, and where pharmacology is heading in the future.

EB2017: Highlighting ASPET members from Sunday’s poster session

Sunday’s ASPET poster session was a great hit, with most of the poster presenters regularly engaged in constructive discussions with other attendees visiting their poster. 

EB2017: Nanosponges lessen severity of streptococcal infections

Decoy approach protects cells by capturing bacterial toxins; could help treat antibiotic-resistant infections.

EB2017: Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoids

Understanding how the body processes synthetic cannabinoids could lead to new treatments.

Past ASPET News and Announcements

Read through our archive of past news and access links to previous eNewsletters, member news, science policy updates, and more.


Science Policy News

April 14, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update

Congress faces critical budget deadline and another  shutdown showdown; Congress shows bipartisan support for research community in  wake of proposed cuts; Looking ahead to FY 2018.

ASPET Joins 286 Organizations in Urging Congress to Act on Current Spending and Reject Proposed R&D Cuts

ASPET joined hundreds of leading business, science and engineering, medical and health and higher education organizations in urging House and Senate leaders to quickly complete action on the fiscal 2017 spending bills

March 31, 2017: ASPET Government Affairs and Science Policy Update

Trump Administration proposes $1.2 billion cut to NIG grants in 2017 in the midst of 2018 blueprint uproar; Freedom Caucus may obstruct spending package; House Approps. holds hearing on HHS funding; Grant applicants can now cite Preprints

NIH Issues Final Policy on Reporting Preprints in Grant Applications and Progress Reports

On March 24, NIH issued a Notice stating that the agency will allow investigators to report preprints and other interim research products in grant applications and RPPRs submitted on or after May 25, 2017.

ASPET Statement in Response to the President Trump’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Blueprint

White House FY 2018 budget outline was released this week with devastating proposed cuts to the NIH and other agencies. Read ASPET's statement urging Congress to reject the Administration's budget proposal.

Past ASPET Science Policy News

Read through our archive of past science policy updates and news. 

Journal Highlights

JPET Highlight: Functional, Metabolic, and Dynamic Mitochondrial Changes in the Rat Cirrhosis-Hepatocellular Carcinoma Model

JPET Highlight: Selective Activation of AMPK β1-Containing Isoforms Improves Kidney Function in a Rat Model of Diabetic Nephropathy

DMD Highlight: Comparisons of Stem Cell–Derived Hepatocytes, HepaRG Cells, and 3D Human Hepatocyte Spheroids

DMD Highlight: Alternative Splicing in the Cytochrome P450 Superfamily Expands Protein Diversity to Augment Gene Function and Redirect Human Drug Metabolism

MOL Highlight: AKT1, LKB1, and YAP1 Revealed as MYC Interactors with NanoLuc-Based Protein-Fragment Complementation Assay

MOL Highlight: Functional Evaluation of a De Novo GRIN2A Mutation Identified in a Patient with Profound Global Developmental Delay and Refractory Epilepsy

MOL Highlight: Modulation of Chemokine Receptor Function by Cholesterol: New Prospects for Pharmacological Intervention

JPET Highlight: Thermolytic Degradation of Synthetic Cannabinoids: Chemical Exposures and Pharmacological Consequences

JPET Highlight: Comparative Effects of LY3020371, a Potent and Selective Metabotropic Glutamate (mGlu) 2/3 Receptor Antagonist, and Ketamine

MOL Highlight: Ability of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors to Sequester Y551 and Prevent Phosphorylation Determines Potency

MOL Highlight: Cross-Talk between Alternatively Spliced UGT1A Isoforms and Colon Cancer Cell Metabolism

MOL Highlight: G-Protein–Coupled Receptor Kinase 2 as a Potential Modulator of the Hallmarks of Cancer

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