Congratulations Mayur Patil, Ph.D.!!!
On January 5th, 2016, Pharmacology graduate student Mayur Patil (pictured left) presented his dissertation defense titled: 'Prolactin-A Target for Female-Specific Management of Postoperative Pain' to a lecture hall audience, whose members included his defense committee. He then went through a review of his dissertation and a question and answer process with the defense committee, before he was notified that he had successfully defended his dissertation and would be receiving his Ph.D.!
The Department of Pharmacology held a reception on March 1st, 2016, in the Pharmacology Conference Room, to honor Dr. Patil's accomplishment and to present him with his graduation 'gift', a personalized, custom, office chair. Department of Pharmacology Professor and Chairman, Alan Frazer, Ph.D. (above, right), recognized Mayur's accomplishments and contributions as a Pharmacology graduate student including being involved in several major lab projects, receiving the Milam Research Fellowship in 2015, a pre-doctoral grant from the American Heart Association in 2013 and the Maria Yeung Student Research Award in 2012. He has won travel awards, has published eleven(11) papers and is first author on six(6) of them. He has also given several talks as a graduate student. Mayur's mentor, Assoicate Professor in Endodontics, Armen Akopian, Ph.D. (left), also commented on the great work Mayur has done in the labs...running experiments, mentoring, training, problem solving and numerous other duties requested of him. In addition, the Graduate School Dean's Office presented Mayur with another gift...a new leather briefcase!
Mayur graciously thanked everyone for their support and is interested in pursuing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimmunology with Dr. Bradley Undem, from Johns Hopkins Medical School. His long term plans are to setup his own lab and have an academic research career in Neuroimmunology.
Congratulations Dr. Mayur Patil!!!
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