November 16, 2018

Regional ACS meeting in Little Rock

Shout-out to Dr. Grover Miller, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, for his vision, creativity and hard work in planning “the Natural State of Chemistry,” the 74th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The meeting was held in Little Rock Nov. 7-12 with a comprehensive technical program highlighting the collaborative and creative nature…


November 15, 2018

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million to Study Common Mechanisms Shared by Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Srinivas Ayyadevara, left, Robert Shmookler Reis and research associate Ramani Alla stop for a photo in their UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute lab. By Ben Boulden Nov. 15, 2018 | A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $1.8 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging…


November 13, 2018

UAMS Cancer Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop New Cancer Therapies

Two researchers posing in a lab

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have received a $604,208 grant to study how an abnormal protein found in ovarian cancer and some brain tumors helps tumors grow. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the three-year grant to Karen Abbott, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department…


November 2, 2018

October publications from the BCMB department

Wahls lab

Congratulations to the Wahls lab for their recent publication in Epigenetics & Chromatin. Chromatin-mediated regulators of meiotic recombination revealed by proteomics of a recombination hotspot Aaron J. Storey, Hsin-Ping Wang, Reine U. Protacio, Mari K. Davidson, Alan J. Tackett, and Wayne P. Wahls Congratulations to the Kilic lab for their recent publication. Post-translational modifications of serotonin Transporter Anthonya Cooper, Donna Woulfe,…


October 29, 2018

Binyam Belachew wins first place in GSA Symposium

Binyam Belachew

Congratulations to Binyam Balachew on winning first place in the Graduate Student Association Research Symposium Poster presentation!


September 28, 2018

Andrea Edwards wins poster competition at Molecular Biology & Nucleic Acids meeting

Andrea Edwards

Andrea Edwards recently present her work at a conference on Molecular Biology & Nucleic Acids in Toronto Canada.  Andrea presented a poster entitled “G-Quadruplex in PARP1-Mediated DNA Damage Response”.  Her work is aimed at addressing the role of PARP-1 in DNA damage repair, in particular with regards to G-quadruplex DNA.  Andrea earned first prize in…


September 27, 2018

Students attend Nucleic Acids meeting in Toronto

Andrea Edwards and Binyam Belachew

Two graduate students in the Raney lab, Andrea Edwards and Binyam Belachew, attended a Molecular Biology & Nucleic Acids meeting in Toronto, Canada. Andrea presented a poster entitled “G-Quadruplex in PARP1-Mediated DNA Damage Response.”  Binyam presented a poster entitled “Function and Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus Non-structural Protein 3 (HCV NS3) Unfolding of Viral  G-quadruplex…


September 26, 2018

Drs. Eoff and Kendrick receive awards from the medical research endowment

Dr. Robett Eoff and Dr. Samantha Kendrick received medical research endowment awards from the UAMS Foundation Fund Board.  Dr. Eoff’s project is to study inhibitors of DNA polymerase kappa, and Dr. Kendrick’s project is to study DNA secondary structures as new therapeutic targets for aggressive lymphoma.  Congratulations to Drs. Eoff and Kendrick!  


September 25, 2018

September 2018 papers

Members of the Chambers lab

Congratulations to the Chambers lab for their recent publication of two manuscripts. Synthesis, antiproliferative activity and molecular docking of thiocolchicine urethanes U Majcher, A Urbaniak, E May, M Moshari, M Delgado, J Wietrzyk, F Barti, T Chambers, J Tuszynski, A Huczynski Microtubules play an essential role in the survival of primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells…


August 31, 2018

New grant for Abbott lab

Abbott lab

Karen Abbott has been awarded a new NIH grant totaling over 3 million dollars to translate new glycan biomarkers to the clinic for ovarian cancer.


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