December 8-13, 2019
Stacia presented her work at the 58th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
October 31, 2019
Stacia was one of five platform presenters to be highlighted in a news article about the College of Medicine's annual day of research, Discovery Day. Read the article.
August 10 – August 16, 2019
Stacia presented her work at the Complexity and Diversity in Catecholamine Neurobiology: From Molecule to Circuits to Behavior Gordon Research Conference.
July 31, 2019
Caitlyn successfully defended her MS thesis, entitled "Behavioral and biochemical studies of novel allosteric modulators of the dopamine transporter with therapeutic potential."
June 11, 2019
Our first work on the allosteric dopamine transporter modulator KM822 was published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.
April 24, 2019
Caitlyn presented her work at Scholars Share, an event hosted by Drexel's Graduate College and the Graduate Student Association.
March 31 – April 4, 2019
Shaili presented her work at the American Chemical Society Spring 2019 meeting in Orland, Florida.
January 10, 2019
A paper co-authored by Shaili and Ole, together with Dr. Osei-Owusu from our department, was published in Pharmacological Research.
December 11, 2018
Stacia was awarded a PhRMA foundation pre-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology – congrats!
October 23, 2018
Stacia, Shaili and Caitlyn presented posters at Discovery Day. Stacia won second place in the Outstanding Senior Graduate Poster category. Congrats!
June 11, 2018
Nan successfully defended her MS thesis entitled “Pharmacological Study of KM822 Analogs – a Novel Class of Dopamine Transporter Inhibitors.”
June 4, 2018
Fawwaz Siddiqui from the University of Nevada joined the lab as a SURF student.
May 17, 2018
Stacia passed her qualifying exam and is now officially a PhD candidate.
May 10, 2018
Yudi successfully presented and defended the work resulting from her internship.
April 11, 2018
Shaili and Sameer’s baby boy, Suhaan, was born.
April 4, 2018
Marta Koperska joined the lab as a co-op research assistant.
December 20, 2017
Shaili and Ole published two manuscripts entitled "Overview of Monoamine Transporters” and “In Vitro Assays for the Functional Characterization of the Dopamine Transporter (DAT).”
November 11–15, 2017
Stacia presented her work at the 2017 Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SfN) in Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2017
Stacia received the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology Mary Shaw Travel award.
August 22, 2017
Ole published a manuscript: "MAP Kinase Phosphatase 3 (MKP3) Preserves Norepinephrine Transporter Activity by Modulating ERK1/2 Kinase-Mediated Gene Expression."
July 20, 2017
Ole was appointed to be the new director of the Pharmacology & Physiology graduate program.
June 25–30, 2017
Shaili presented her work at the “Mechanisms of Membrane Transport” Gordon Research Conference.
April 13, 2017
Shaili was selected as a recipient of the Brody Family Medical Trust Fund fellowship for medical research in incurable diseases. The prestigious fellowships fund up to two consecutive years for full-time postdoctoral fellows in the early stages of their research into cutting-edge treatments. Learn more about the fellowship.
November 30, 2016
Andy was accepted to medical school at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
November 12–16, 2016
Shaili and Stacia presented their work at the 2016 Society for Neuroscience Meeting (SfN) in San Diego.
September 29, 2016
Shaili received a 2016 NIDA Diversity Scholar Travel Award to participate in the Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting on November 2016 in San Diego.
July 1, 2016
Ole was promoted to associate professor.
May 27, 2016
Ole became an American citizen.
May 19, 2016
Sayani received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Drug Discovery & Development.
May 7, 2016
The Mortensen Lab celebrated its graduates with a barbecue at the Mortensen residence.
May 5, 2016
Ole received the Outstanding Researcher Award (New and Early Stage Investigator) from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies.
April 23, 2016
Ole completed the five-mile Narberth CF Run!
April 18, 2016
Sayani successfully defended her MS in Drug Discovery & Development thesis entitled "The Development of RNAi-Based Genetic Tools to Silence MKP3 Expression in a Cell-Specific Manner."
April 12, 2016
Ole gave an invited talk at the 8th Annual Julius Axelrod Symposium. The title of the talk was "Novel Ways of Modulating Monoamine Transporter Function."
February 23, 2016
Heath D. Schmidt (University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) visited our department and gave a talk entitled "Central Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Signaling: A novel mechanism underlying cocaine addiction."
December 14, 2015
Justin successfully defended his MS in Drug Discovery & Development thesis entitled "Development and Optimization of Assays to Characterize a Novel Allosteric Site in the Serotonin Transporter."