November 12, 2020

Grad School Informational Webinar

Informational webinar

Thinking about graduate school in the biomedical sciences? Join us on Thursday November 9, 2020 for a free online event where our current students will share their experiences in the UAMS Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Sciences (GPIBS) Biochemistry Track. Programmatic details & the application process will also be discussed.

November 5, 2020

Mary “Allie” Schleiff student highlight

Allie Schleiff

Allie is a GPIBS Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track. She is a 4th year student in the laboratory of Dr. Grover Paul Miller. She graduated from Henderson State University in 2017 with a Honors Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology, and she received a regulatory sciences certification from…

Alicja Urbaniak appointed to JBMT editorial board

Alicja Urbaniak

Congratulations to Dr. Alicja Urbaniak who has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology (JBMT).

November 3, 2020

Five UAMS Researchers Receive Seed Funding for New Projects

Pictures of investigators

By Benjamin Waldrum Five UAMS scientists were awarded $15,000 each to fund research projects in the coming year, thanks to an endowment created by generous donors nearly four decades ago. The Medical Research Endowment Fund was one of the first major fundraising campaigns of the UAMS Board of Advisors. Established in 1982 to stimulate and support…

November 2, 2020

October Publications

Kendrick lab

Activation-induced cytidine deaminase localizes to G-quadruplex motifs at mutation hotspots in lymphoma. Xu YZ, Jenjaroenpun P, Wongsurawat T, Byrum SD, Shponka V, Tannahill D, Chavez EA, Hung SS, Steidl C, Balasubramanian S, Rimsza LM, Kendrick S. NAR Cancer. 2020   Significance of Competing Metabolic Pathways for 5F-APINACA Based on Quantitative Kinetics. Pinson AO, Pouncey DL,…

October 1, 2020

September publications

Tackett lab

Proteogenomic analysis of melanoma brain metastases from distinct anatomical sites identifies pathways of metastatic progression. Taylor EM, Byrum SD, Edmondson JL, Wardell CP, Griffin BG, Shalin SC, Gokden M, Makhoul I, Tackett AJ, Rodriguez A. Acta Neuropathol Commun.     DNA-PKcs Inhibition Extends Allogeneic Skin Graft Survival. Harrison DK, Waldrip ZJ, Burdine L, Shalin SC,…

September 30, 2020

Congratulations Dr. Barnette!

Dustyn Barnette

Congratulations to Dustyn Barnette who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Determining Metabolic Pathways to Liver Toxicity for Multiple Drug Classes Through Integrated Computational and Experimental Techniques” on September 10th. Dustyn was a student in the laboratory of Dr. Grover Paul Miller and is now a post-doctoral fellow at the National Center for Toxicological Research…

September 23, 2020

Clai Morehead selected as best student talk at MD/PhD National Student Conference

Clai Morehead

A shout-out to MD/PhD student L. Clai Morehead, a student in Isabelle Miousse’s and Alan Tackett’s labs, who has been selected to present a talk at the annual MD/PhD National Student Conference this week. Clai also received a Diversity Award to support her participation in the virtual conference. Her talk, “Caloric restriction mimetics as an…

September 9, 2020

$1.9 Million Grant Funds DNA Damage Research by Justin Leung, Ph.D.

Justin Leung working in the lab.

By Susan Van Dusen A $1.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Studies (NIGMS) will allow a scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to advance his research of DNA damage response (DDR) in cancer and genetic disorders. Justin Leung, Ph.D., received the five-year grant for his project titled…

September 8, 2020

Duah Alkam Student Highlight

Duah Alkam

Duah is a GPIBS Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track. She is starting her 5th year in the laboratories of Dr. Mark Smeltzer and Dr. David Ussery. She has a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a M.S. in Pharmacology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Research Interest Statement Osteomyelitis, or bone infection,…

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