I am a student working under Dr. Clarke’s lab. We are especially interested in studying constitutive receptor activity and functional selectivity of drugs; two relatively new concepts in receptor theory.
Dr. William Clarke and Dr. Kelly Berg
Hobbies and Interests
I follow soccer and hockey. I enjoy staying active, being outdoors, reading, BBQ, and live music/concerts.
BS: Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas
Awards & Accomplishments
2017 -Outstanding Graduate Student Poster – UTHealth San Antonio Pharmacology Annual Graduate Student Symposium
2015-present -Society for Neuroscience
Lectures, Posters and Presentations
UTHSCSA Pharmacology Graduate Student Symposium – San Antonio, Texas – 2017;
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting- Washington, D.C. – 2017
Smith, HR., LoCoco, PM., Zamora, JC., Chavera, TC., Berg, KA., Clarke, WP. The neuroprotective compound, P7C3-A20, prevents paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy via the NAD salvage enzyme, NAMPT (poster).
Trinity University’s 30th Annual Chemistry Symposium (2014)
H.R. Smith and L. Martinez. Synthesis of fluorescent and benzophenone labeled metformin analogs (Presentation).
LoCoco, P., Risinger, A., Smith, H., Chavera, T., Berg, K., and Clarke, W. (2017). Pharmacological augmentation of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) protects against paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy. eLife 6, e29626