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Dr. GPCR Podcast

Dr. Arthur Christopoulos

About Dr. Khaled Abdelrahman

"Dr. Khaled Abdelrahman graduated in 2006 with a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Alexandria University (Egypt) followed by MSc in Pharmacology in the same university that was conferred in 2009. He joined the laboratory of Dr. William Cole at the University of Calgary in 2010 for his Ph.D. where he studied the molecular basis underlying altered cerebrovascular function and blood flow in type 2 diabetes. In 2015, He joined Dr. Stephen Ferguson’s laboratory in the Departments of Cellular & Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa as a Postdoctoral Fellow to explore novel G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) candidates that can be targeted pharmacologically to slow neurodegeneration. He has been also studying what aspects of GPCR signaling are regulated in a sex-selective manner and how this can influence drug discovery in the area of neurodegenerative diseases.

He is also a Registered Pharmacist in Canada and held two of the most prestigious Clinician Postdoctoral Fellowships offered by Alberta Innovates and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He received the Canadian Society of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Postdoctoral and Publication awards along with many Young Scientist Awards from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics."

Dr. Khaled Abdelrahman on the web


About Victoria Rasmussen

"Victoria Rasmussen is a graduate fellow in Dr. Thomas Sakmar’s laboratory at The Rockefeller University, where she study’s the signaling and degradation of G protein-coupled receptors. She completed her undergraduate education at Providence College, receiving a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in psychology. During her time at Providence College, she received the Walsh Grant Fellowship to develop novel methods of synthesizing 2 -imidazoline scaffolds to be used as proteasome modulators in the laboratory of Travis Bethel. Victoria started her Ph.D. at the Tri-Institutional Ph.D. program in Chemical Biology, where she joined the lab of Thomas Sakmar at The Rockefeller University. She is currently working to understand the signaling and degradation of GPCRs in disease states to help test the feasibility of using protein-targeted degradation as a therapeutic strategy. "

Victoria Rasmussen on the web


About Madelyn Moore

"Madelyn (Maddi) earned her B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 2020. In her time as an undergraduate, Maddi was a researcher in Dr. Amanda Klein's lab where she helped to investigate the role of various ATP-sensitive potassium channels in pain and opioid tolerance. From there, she went on to be a research technologist in Dr. Richard Vile's lab at Mayo Clinic where she aided the evaluation of tumor-specific oncolytic viruses. Maddi is currently a second year Ph.D. student in the Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT) Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota. Advised by Dr. Lauren Slosky, she is working to understand the mechanism by which a new class of biased allosteric modulators for the neurotensin receptor 1 (NTSR1) act to attenuate the behavioral effects of methamphetamine."

Madelyn Moore on the web

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