After gathering input from the faculty and staff of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Dean Phil Oppenheimer has selected Dr. John Livesey to be chair of the department. Dr. Livesey will begin serving in this role July 1. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Livesey.
Dr. John Livesey and Dr. Robert Halliwell, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, together with Dr. Miroslav Tolar and Dr. Benjamin Zeitlin, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, were awarded a SEED grant of $6,000 from the Office of Sponsored Programs, University of the Pacific to begin a pilot study addressing the question of whether human dental stem cells can make real functional neurons. The pilot work will be conducted in labs in both the school of pharmacy in Stockton and the dental school, in San Francisco.