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Peter Bloomingdale

3MT Presentation:

Networks, Nerves and Cures

PhD Program:

Pharmaceutical Sciences


Donald Mager


Peter Bloomingdale grew up locally in, Lockport, NY. He is a fifth year PhD student in the pharmaceutical sciences graduate program, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 2012. He is currently the pharmaceutical sciences GSA treasurer and also served as SBI (Subboard 1, inc.) treasurer for the 2015-2016 academic year. His dissertation involves systems pharmacology network-based approaches to discover novel drug combinations for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. After his time at UB, Bloomingdale aspires to become a professor in the field of systems pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences.

What made you interested in your dissertation research topic?

I became interested in the adverse effects of cancer chemotherapy after reading about how big of a problem it is and my interest in applying network theory came afterward.

Why did you decide to attend UB for your PhD?

I grew up locally and really liked UB's pharmaceutical science program.

Name your favorite thing to do in Buffalo. What do you enjoy about that?

Enjoy the summer, because it seems to only last two months.