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Pharmacology & Toxicology

Research and Graduate Training Faculty


Wright, Casey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharm./Tox.
BME 3.510C

Research Interests

My research program is focused on studying the contribution of inflammatory signaling to the develop-ment and progression of autoimmune diseases, including hematological malignancies. Specifically, we focus on the regulatory mechanisms of two transcription factors that play a role in promoting cancer and autoimmunity, nu-clear factor-kappaB (NF-kB) and the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Our goal is to better understand how the signaling pathways that activate these transcription factors are regulated on a molecular level in order to identify possible therapeutic targets for the myriad immunological disorders that arise from deregulated signaling.

More about Wright's Lab and Research

Last Reviewed: April 22, 2015

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

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