Brendan Stamper Active in National Pharmacology Organization

Brendan Stamper, associate professor, co-chaired a toxicology session in April at the 2022 annual American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) in Philadelphia, Pa.  Highlights from the session “Precision Medicine and Toxicology: Data Science for Environmental Contaminants and Drug Safety Prediction” included discussion on the evolving exposome, the impact of aerosolized particles on fetal health, translational discoveries in neurodegenerative diseases, and using transcriptomics to identify novel drug targets. 

This summer, the science faculty and staff in the School of Pharmacy are preparing to welcome six undergraduates into the School of Pharmacy Research Lab as part of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program that is co-sponsored by Pacific University and ASPET.  These six students will receive a $2,800 award and spend ten weeks this summer working closely with a faculty mentor who will guide them through a learner-centered pharmacology-based research project.  Stamper is the ASPET SURF program director at Pacific.

“We are very excited to welcome back our summer research fellows after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic," he said.  "It’s great to witness the meaningful interactions that take place in the lab all summer between the undergraduates, our MS students, and third year pharmacy students on their research APPE rotations in blocks 1 and 2. It’s a dynamic place!"

Dr. Stamper, who is currently serving out his term as the chair of ASPET’s Division of Toxicology, also co-authored an article with Pacific University graduate student Kalina Rivera '20, PharmD '23 in ASPET’s quarterly news magazine the Pharmacologist in the September 2021 issue.

Read the article "Talking Tox: An Interview with Dr. Merrie Mosedale" on PDF pages 53-55.

Saturday, April 30, 2022