May 1, 2021

April publications

Leung lab members

Inhibition of tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase impairs DNA damage tolerance and repair in glioma cells. Reed MR, Maddukuri L, Ketkar A, Byrum SD, Zafar MK, Bostian ACL, Tackett AJ, Eoff RL. NAR Cancer. 2021           New answers to the old RIDDLE: RNF168 and the DNA damage response pathway. Kelliher J, Ghosal G, Leung…


April 28, 2021

Congratulation Dr. Reed!

Megan Reed

Congratulations to Megan Reed who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Mechanisms of DNA damage tolerance in glioblastoma” on April 28th. Megan was a student in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Eoff and will begin a postdoctoral fellowship in July under the mentorship of Dr. Analiz Rodriguez and Dr. Alan Tackett. Dr. Reed’s postdoctoral studies…


April 7, 2021

UAMS Cancer Researcher Receives $1.1 Million as Part of NIH Grant at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Isabelle Miousse

By David Robinson A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow UAMS researcher Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D., to ramp up her study of a nutrient that may have a role in the effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients. Miousse will receive $220,000 per year for up to five years as one of four project…


April 6, 2021

Alan Tackett Named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

Edward Yeh and Alan Tackett

By Susan Van Dusen The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) announced today that two researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will be joining their ranks. Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., a cardiologist renowned in the field of onco-cardiology, was named an ARA Scholar, and Alan Tackett, Ph.D., a cancer researcher widely recognized for his…


April 1, 2021

Binyam Belachew student highlight

Binyam Belachew

Binyam is a GPIBS Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track. He is a 5th year student in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Raney. He graduated from Wingate University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Research Interest Statement Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Currently, 71 million…


March 30, 2021

Dr. Leung presenting for Research Antipasto

Justin Leung

Research and Innovation is hosting the next Research Antipasto monthly event (informal online networking, casual mentoring, happy hour-ish get together) at noon on April  6, 2021.  Justin Leung, Ph.D., M.SC. will host. Justin is an assistant professor in  the department of Radiation Oncology with a secondary appointment in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology….


March 18, 2021

UAMS’ Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $1.47 million Grant from National Cancer Institute to Study DNA Damage Regulation

Leung lab members

By Linda Haymes A five-year, $1.47 million National Cancer Institute grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA. Leung’s project is a collaboration with Robert Eoff, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UAMS College of…


March 15, 2021

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March 11, 2021

Allie Schleiff highlighted by ASPET for work on meclofenamate bioactivation

Allie Schleiff

Congratulations to graduate student Mary “Allie” Schleiff on her selection as the Drug Metabolism and Disposition Highlighted Trainee Author for February 2021. Allie is a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Grover Paul Miller.​ The Drug Metabolism and Disposition article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Significance of Multiple…


March 1, 2021

February publications

Miousse lab

Human Rev1 relies on insert-2 to promote selective binding and accurate replication of stabilized G-quadruplex motifs. Ketkar A, Smith L, Johnson C, Richey A, Berry M, Hartman JH, Maddukuri L, Reed MR, Gunderson JEC, Leung JWC, Eoff RL. Nucleic Acids Res.       Differences in cell death in methionine versus cysteine depletion. Wallis KF, Morehead LC,…


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