September 1, 2019

August publications

Tackett lab

Current state of melanoma diagnosis and treatment. Davis LE, Shalin SC, Tackett AJ. Cancer Biol Ther.       PHF19 promotes multiple myeloma tumorigenicity through PRC2 activation. Ren Z, Ahn JH, Liu H, Tsai YH, Bhanu NV, Koss B, Allison DF, Ma A, Storey AJ, Wang P, Mackintosh SG, Edmondson RD, Groen RWJ, Martens AC,…


August 30, 2019

Eugene Nyamugenda Student Highlight

Eugene Nyamugenda

Eugene is a Ph.D. Student in his 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in the laboratory of Dr. Giulia Baldini. He has a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hendrix College. Research Interest Statement The hypothalamus plays a central role in maintaining healthy energy homeostasis. The arcuate nucleus (ARC) of the…


August 21, 2019

Robert Eoff, Ph.D., Receives $1.2 Million Grant from National Science Foundation

Robert Eoff

By Amy Widner Researcher Robert Eoff, Ph.D., has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on DNA damage, cell replication and its implications for diseases like dementia, ALS and cancer. Eoff is an associate professor in the Department of…


Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Alicia Byrd

Alicia Byrd, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology UAMS College of Medicine Research Interest Statement DNA damage occurs tens of thousands of times per day in human cells from both endogenous and environmental sources. In order to preserve the genetic material, cells have evolved multiple mechanisms to detect and repair DNA damage….


August 13, 2019

Sam Mackintosh Awarded $764,000 NIH Grant For Highly Advanced Research Equipment

Sam Mackintosh

By Susan Van Dusen A grant of almost $764,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will allow the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to purchase biomedical research equipment with new capabilities unavailable elsewhere in Arkansas. UAMS scientist Samuel G. Mackintosh, Ph.D., received the NIH S10 High-End Instrumentation Award totaling $763,971 to fund the…


August 6, 2019

Undergraduates Learn By Doing at Summer Research Symposium

poster presentation

By Amy Widner Learning by doing and reinforcing concepts through presentation — those practices were the core lessons on display at the eighth annual Central Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium at UAMS. About 115 undergraduate students from across Arkansas and the nation gathered in the I. Dodd Wilson Education Building to give poster presentations and oral presentations…


August 5, 2019

Fellowship Program Gives Undergrads Glimpse Into Biomedical Research Careers

Madison Blue and Robert Eoff

By Susan Van Dusen A rising college senior, Huddoy Walters’ sights are set on a career in biomedical research. “I want to be a scientist, most definitely,” said Walters, a native Jamaican and biochemistry major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. That dream of a future in the research field was cemented by…


August 1, 2019

Binyam Belachew presents at helicase meeting

Binyam Belachew

Binyam Belachew, a graduate student in Kevin Raney’s lab presented a poster at the theFASEB Helicase and Nucleic Acid-based Machine Conference in Steamboat Springs, CO.


Summer Undergraduate Researchers Get First Taste of Real Science

2019 SURP students

By Amy Widner July 26, 2019 | Twelve undergraduate students from across the United States worked in real labs, doing real research this summer at UAMS — many of them for the first time. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program to Increase Diversity in Research is hosted annually by the UAMS Graduate School and Center for Diversity Affairs and is funded by the…


July publications

Wayne Wahls

Opinion: The National Institutes of Health needs to better balance funding distributions among US institutions Wahls WP PNAS 2019         A Time-Embedding Network Models the Ontogeny of 23 Hepatic Drug Metabolizing Enzymes. Matlock MK, Tambe A, Elliott-Higgins J, Hines RN, Miller GP, Swamidass SJ. Chem Res Toxicol. 2019


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