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2013 UNYPS Annual Meeting

Frontiers in Neuropharmacology, Monday, May 13, 2013
UB Center for the Arts

Annual Meeting Program 

View the Upstate New York Pharmacology Society Meeting Report and Abstracts

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Frontiers in Neuropharmacology was the title and theme of the second annual meeting of the Upstate New York Pharmacology Society, held Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Center for the Arts of the University at Buffalo.

The keynote address was delivered by David R. Sibley of the Molecular Pharmacology Division of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Dr. Sibley presented outcomes of his latest research on novel screening approaches to identify dopamine receptor modulators. Compounds with high affinity and selectivity for dopamine receptor subtypes are targets for the development of medications with application in clinical settings. Scientific advances have identified viable pharmaceutical targets and medicinal chemistry efforts have helped identify small molecules for clinical advancement.
David R. Sibley
High Throughput Screening Approaches for Identifying Novel Dopamine Receptor Modulators

Invited symposium speakers included: Lynn Wecker of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida, Margaret Gnegy of the Departments of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, and Steve Traynelis of the Department of Pharmacology at Emory University.

Lynn Wecker
Regulation of Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors and Their Role in Neurological Disorders 
Margaret Gnegy

How PKC-Beta Inhibitors Could Slow ‘Speed’ and Regulate Extracellular Dopamine
Steve Traynelis
Effects of Disease Causing Mutations on NMDA Receptor Function

The symposium also included oral presentations from select graduate students and junior scientists in the UNYPS region as well as poster presentations of advanced laboratory research by undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students.   

Financial Awards were made for Best Posters presented by Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, and Postdocs/Junior Scientists.

Graduate students selected to deliver 15-minute research talks in the Graduate Student Presidential Symposium each received $100 awards.

Program and all abstracts will be published in The Pharmacologist unless authors request otherwise.

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