June 1, 2021

UAMS Translational Research Institute Names Six Entrepreneurship Scholars

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Postdoctoral Training Program has named six postdoctoral scholars for its class of 2023. The scholars, selected in a competitive application process, will begin two years of mentored entrepreneurship training July 1. The program, which includes stipends up to $57,000 per year, is designed…


May publications

Byrum lab

Metaproteomics-An Advantageous Option in Studies of Host-Microbiota Interaction. Karaduta O, Dvanajscak Z, Zybailov B.Microorganisms.       PTMViz: a tool for analyzing and visualizing histone post translational modification data. Chappell K, Graw S, Washam CL, Storey AJ, Bolden C, Peterson EC, Byrum SD.BMC Bioinformatics.         Persistent bone marrow minimal residual disease as a “high-risk”…


May 18, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates!

Dustyn Barnette

The Graduate School held a virtual hooding ceremony for the 2021 graduates on Thursday, May 13th. Six students from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department completed their PhD this year. Dr. Dustyn Barnette was hooded by his mentor, Dr. Grover Paul Miller at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Dr. Megan Reed was hooded by her mentor,…


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. Justin…


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…


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