Ophthalmology in plain sight for Ezii

Ophthalmology in plain sight for Ezii Ezigbobiara Umejiego (fondly known as Ezii) from the UConn School of Medicine took a gap year to earn his master’s in public health. Aspiring to become an Ophthalmologist, Ezii combined his studies with research in the Mohan lab in the neuroscience department to investigate mechanisms of ocular injury from […]

Pengyu Zong Receives Travel Award at BCVS Meeting

A critical role of TRPM2-NMDAR coupling in excitotoxicity during ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is a major cause of death worldwide. To develop better therapies, Dr. Yue’s group focuses on investigating the mechanisms of ischemic neuronal death, which is classically thought to be induced by N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR)-mediated excitotoxicity during ischemic stroke. However, all NMDAR antagonists failed […]