Faculty Spotlight: Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D.

Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D.This month’s faculty spotlight is on Piyali Dasgupta, Ph.D. Dr. Dasgupta has had a great year at the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, including being promoted to Associate Professor. She instructs within the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Toxicology.

She has attended many conferences over the past year, including co-chairing a minisymposium at Experimental Biology 2012.

Dr. Dasgupta’s research examines how the components of tobacco can promote the progression of lung cancer. She researches within the Cancer Biology research cluster.

In 2011, she was recognized with the university’s “John and Frances Rucker Graduate Advisor Award.”

Congratulations, Dr. Dasgupta!

Mike Brown and Lauren Richards Waugh receive Carl Smith Finalist Award

Congratulations to Mike Brown and Lauren Richards Waugh for receiving the Carl Smith Finalist Award!

The Carl Smith Award is given by the Mechanisms Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. This is a national competition and the finalists must submit a manuscript that is judged by a panel of academic, government and industrial toxicologists. The awards were presented at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Baltimore, MD by Dr. Gary Rankin, President of the Mechanisms Specialty Section.

Gary O. Rankin, Ph.D. and Mike BrownGary O. Rankin and Lauren Richards Waugh