April 1, 2020

March publications

Marcus Trentzsch

Delivery of phosphatidylethanolamine blunts stress in hepatoma cells exposed to elevated palmitate by targeting the endoplasmic reticulum. Trentzsch M, Nyamugenda E, Miles TK, Griffin H, Russell S, Koss B, Cooney KA, Phelan KD, Tackett AJ, Iyer S, Boysen G, Baldini G. Cell Death Discov. 2020   Mitochondrial genetic variation is enriched in G-quadruplex regions that…

March 25, 2020

Diet, Cancer Radiation Finding Earns Best Paper for TRI KL2 Scholar

Authors of manuscript

UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) KL2 Scholar Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D., is the lead author on a publication selected as the best research paper in the March issue of the American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology. The selection was announced by the American Physiological Society APSselect. Miousse is an assistant professor in the…

March 20, 2020

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Seeds of Science grant recipients

By Linda Haymes Newly awarded grants are advancing research efforts at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Three Seeds of Science small grant awards of $50,000 each were presented March 5 to UAMS cancer researchers at “The Doctor is in” event hosted by the Envoys volunteer advocacy group. The event included a research poster…

March 13, 2020

Student Research Day Winners

Megan Reed

Congratulations to all of the winners of Student Research Day Competitions!   Megan Reed is a 5th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Robert Eoff. She won first place in the graduate student division as well as second place for the Bhuvan Award for Excellence in Biochemistry Research for her poster entitled “hpol…

March 1, 2020

February publications

Members of the Chambers lab

Synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular docking studies of new amides of 4-chlorothiocolchicine as anticancer agents. Klejborowska G, Urbaniak A, Maj E, Preto J, Moshari M, Wietrzyk J, Tuszynski JA, Chambers TC, Huczyński A. Bioorg Chem.   Excessive excision of correct nucleotides during DNA synthesis explained by replication hurdles. Singh A, Pandey M, Nandakumar D, Raney…

February 27, 2020

Duah Alkam and Dean McGehee on Channel 7

Duah Alkam

Channel 7 News featured UAMS yesterday in their College Week segment.  Duah Alkam, a Ph.D. student in the biochemistry track doing her research in the labs or Mark Smeltzer and David Ussery, participated with the dean of the graduate school, Dr. McGehee. Duah’s project involves DNA sequencing to track outbreaks such as the 2016 mumps…

February 20, 2020

Grover Miller and Allie Schleiff selected as finalists for the Sternfels Prize for Drug Safety Discoveries

Members of the Miller lab

Dr. Grover Paul Miller and Allie Schleiff, a graduate student in Dr. Miller’s lab were separately selected as finalists for the Sternfels Prize for Drug Safety Discoveries.  Congratulations to both! The Sternfels Prize in Drug Safety Discoveries is an annual award created to foster the reduction of risks associated with the real-world use of pharmaceuticals through recognition…

February 11, 2020

Alicja Urbaniak selected for the “Guppy Tank” Translational Science Pitch Showcase

Alicja Urbaniak

Alicja Urbaniak has been selected to present in the “Guppy Tank” Translational Science Pitch Showcase at the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) meeting.  Alicja is a postdoctoral fellow in Timothy Chamber‘s lab. Congratulations Alicja!

February 7, 2020

Proteomics Symposium Draws Leaders from Across the Country

Proteomics workshop

By Susan Van Dusen To conduct biomedical research, scientists must be able to identify, analyze and compare proteins in biological samples. This complex process requires facilities – known as proteomics cores – that house the specialized equipment and highly trained staff required for such a task. The fourth annual Proteomics Facility Staff Symposium on Jan….

January 28, 2020

Article from Tackett and Raney labs featured in mSphere


The American Society for Microbioogy journal mSphere recently launched a new series of commentaries called “mSphere of Influence.” Young scientists were invited to write about how one or more important papers made a substantial impact on their own work and thinking. The paper “A CRISPR-based approach for proteomic analysis of a single genomic locus​” which…

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