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Research and Graduate Training Faculty


Richburg, John H., Ph.D.
Division Head, Professor of Pharm./Tox.
Gustavus & Louise Pfeiffer
Professorship in Toxicology
BME 3.510A

Richburg Lab Group

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Steve (Yichen) Lin
Postdoctoral Fellow

Functional spermatogenesis relies heavily on the maintenance of dynamic interactions between Sertoli cells and germ cells of the seminiferous epithelium. Although only a low basal level of germ cell apoptosis occurs in adult animals under physiological conditions, widespread apoptosis occurs during the first round of spermatogenesis during the peri-pubertal period. My project is focus on investigating the functional significance of death ligand/receptor systems in the testis during this critical developmental time period.

See also Yichin Lin's Publications (PDF format).

B.S.: Agronomy (National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan)
M.S.: Botany -- Plant physiology and molecular biology (National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Dr. Yih-Ming Chen)

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Jessica Dwyer, Graduate student in the Molecular and Cell Biology program. IGERT program trainee.

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James Harman
Graduate Student

Project: Cisplatin is a common and effective treatment for various tumors; though not without side effects. One of which is prolonged infertility in male patients. The mechanisms of this toxicity are not fully understood, and a critical need exists to determine the biology involved so that patients might maintain fertility while still achieving effective tumor elimination. It is known that exposure to cisplatin induces widespread germ cell apoptosis; however, this well characterized cell death does account for the protracted period of infertility. My research examines the possible implications of cisplatin-induced damage to spermatogonial stem cells and Sertoli cells in patient infertility.

Education: B.S.: Biology (The University of Texas at Arlington)

More information about Dr. Richburg
> CV (PDF)
> Publications
> Lab Alumni
> Return to Richburg's Home Page

Last Reviewed: October 14, 2012

Division Information

Mailing Address:
Pharmacology & Toxicology
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
107 W. Dean Keeton
Stop C0875
Austin, TX, USA

Email Address: pharmtox

Phone: 512-471-5158

Parkinson Gene Link May Aid Battle Against Disease

Dr. Som Mukhopad-
hyay led the research team that focused on the gene SLC30A10 and its role as a "door opener" in helping to remove elevated levels of manganese from cells. The study was published in the Oct. 15, 2014 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

> Read more about Dr. Mukhopadhyay's research.

Erickson Authors New Book

"Drugs, the Brain and Behavior" is co-authored by Dr. Carlton Erickson, the college's associate dean for research and graduate studies, and Dr. John Brick, executive director of Intoxikon International.

> Read more about Dr. Erickson's new book.

Gore receives SEBM award

Andrea Gore is named to the SEBM Distinguished Scientist Award.

> Read more about Dr. Gore's new award.

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