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Martinez Wins Poster Awards at Prestigious National Pharmacology Conference

July 11, 2019
Stephanie Martinez
Dr. Stephanie Martinez with her first place ribbon and certificate for her poster, “Isoform-Dependent Effects of Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase Polymorphisms on Drug Metabolism by Cytochrome P450 Enzymes in Dogs.”

Dr. Stephanie Martinez, a PrIMe postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Michael Court’s laboratory, received not one, but two awards for her poster presentation in April at the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, FL. Competing against some of the top pharmacology postdoctoral scientists in the country, she took first place in the Dolores C. Shockley Postdoctoral Poster Competition and second place in the Drug Metabolism and Disposition Division Postdoctoral Poster Competition.

Her poster, “Isoform-Dependent Effects of Cytochrome P450 Oxidoreductase Polymorphisms on Drug Metabolism by Cytochrome P450 Enzymes in Dogs,” detailed her American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation-funded work to functionally characterize the effects of recently discovered P450 oxidoreductase polymorphisms in dogs on drug metabolism in vitro. Her findings may explain, in part, slower drug metabolism in some sighthound breeds of dog.

“It was an honor to have our veterinary work recognized at a primarily human pharmacology-oriented conference and it was great to let the pharmacology world know that we’re doing fantastic research here in PrIMe at WSU CVM,” said Dr. Martinez. 

In addition to receiving two poster awards, Dr. Martinez also earned a competitive travel award from ASPET to attend the conference and was invited to give a podium presentation expanding upon her poster presentation. She was also appointed to ASPET’s Mentoring and Career Development Committee, which focusses on providing career development and mentoring to young scientists and promotes diversity in pharmacology. 

Congratulations, Dr. Martinez! 

See all the poser winners here: https://www.aspet.org/aspet/meetings-awards/aspet-awards/aspet-poster-awards/2019-poster-award-winners