April 25, 2019

On the Cover

Epigenetics cover image

Congratulations to first author, Kirk West, and other members of Alan Tackett‘s lab on their manuscript, Proteomic characterization of the arsenic response locus in S. cerevisiae, that is featured on the cover of Epigenetics.


Congratulations Dr. Delgado!

Magdalena Delgado

Congratulations to Magdalena Delgado who successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Characterization of cell death induced by microtubule targeting agents in primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells” on April 24th.  Magdalena is a student in Timothy Chamber’s lab.


April 17, 2019

On the Cover

Chemical Communications Cover Image April 21, 2019

Congratulations to first author, Jun Gao, and other members of Kevin Raney‘s lab on their manuscript, DEAD-box RNA helicases Dbp2, Ded1 and Mss116 bind to G-quadruplex nucleic acids and destabilize G-quadruplex RNA, that is featured on the cover of Chemical Communications.


April 1, 2019

March Publications

Abbott lab

    Generation of a Fully Human scFv that binds Tumor-Specific Glycoforms. Lu Z, Kamat K, Johnson BP, Yin CC, Scholler N, Abbott KL. Sci Rep. 2019     DEAD-box RNA helicases Dbp2, Ded1 and Mss116 bind to G-quadruplex nucleic acids and destabilize G-quadruplex RNA. Gao J, Byrd AK, Zybailov BL, Marecki JC, Guderyon MJ,…


March 21, 2019

Students in Miller Lab Attend Meeting in Baltimore

Allie Davis and Dustyn Barnette

Allie Davis and Dustyn Barnette, graduate students in Dr. Grover Paul Miller’s lab attended the Society of Toxicology National Meeting in Baltimore, MD last weekend and presented their research. Allie presented a poster entitled ” Bioactivation of Halogenated Aromatic Drugs as Precursors to Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity” and Dusty presented a poster entitled “Determining Mechanism of Thiazole…


March 14, 2019

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Isabelle Miousse

March 14, 2019 Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology UAMS College of Medicine Research Interest Statement Cancer cells fundamentally differ from healthy cells in the way they metabolize the amino acid and methyl donor methionine. This phenomenon is known as methionine dependence. It manifests as an increased reliance on…


March 12, 2019

Student Research Day 2019

Andrea Edwards

Students and postdocs from across campus participated in the 2019 Student Research Day poster presentations on March 12th.  Numerous award winners are affiliated with the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department.  The Bhuvan Award is given to the project which makes the best use of biochemistry.  Andrea Edwards (Raney lab), Duah Alkam (Ussery and Smeltzer labs)…


March 6, 2019

Brian Koss Receives Prestigious NCI Fellowship

Brian Koss

Susan Van Dusen March 6, 2019 | A prestigious fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will allow UAMS Graduate School student Brian Koss to advance his melanoma research. The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31) will provide Koss with a three-year award of $124,851 to fund his research focusing on…


March 1, 2019

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Marie Burdine

March 1, 2019 Marie Burdine, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Research Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (secondary appointment) UAMS College of Medicine Research Statement Gastrointestinal cancers are particularly difficult to treat with reoccurrence and chemoresistance prevalent. It is the mission of the Burdine laboratory to work with surgical oncologists across…


February Publications

Tackett lab

Proteomic Characterization of the Arsenic Response Locus in S. cerevisiae. West KL, Byrum SD, Mackintosh SG, Edmondson RD, Taverna SD, Tackett AJ. Epigenetics.       The melanocortin pathway and control of appetite-progress and therapeutic implications. Baldini G, Phelan KD. J Endocrinol.


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