November 27, 2019

Cancer Research Highlights Largest-Ever Showcase of Medical Discoveries

Stephanie Byrum presents her poster

By Susan Van Dusen Nov. 27, 2019 | Scientists conducting cancer research in the lab, clinic and community gathered Nov. 20 at the 26th UAMS Showcase of Medical Discoveries to share their projects and discuss ways to work together. A quarterly event, the showcase is designed to highlight research areas across UAMS and encourage collaboration among scientists. Cancer research…

November 19, 2019

Women in Research Poster Session

Mari Davidson presenting her poster

Nov. 15, 2019 | By Amy Widner The Women’s Faculty Development Caucus celebrated 30 years by turning a spotlight on women in research at UAMS, while also setting new goals to ensure that progress continues. The Women in Research Poster Showcase was held Nov. 7 in the Fred W. Smith Conference Center on the 12th…

November 4, 2019

On the cover

Genetics cover image

Congratulations to graduate student Tresor Mukiza and his co-authors, Reine Protacio, Mari Davidson, Walter Steiner and Wayne Wahls.  Cover art for their new article on chromosome dynamics is featured on the home page of Genetics for November, 2019.  The editors also selected this paper to be featured in a highlight in Genetics.

November 2, 2019

October publications

Members of the Chambers lab

The response of phyllodes tumor of the breast to anticancer therapy: An in vitro and ex vivo study. Urbaniak A, Jousheghany F, Yuan Y, Piña-Oviedo S, Huczyński A, Delgado M, Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B, Chambers TC. Oncol Lett. Comprehensive Kinetic and Modeling Analyses Revealed CYP2C9 and 3A4 Determine Terbinafine Metabolic Clearance and Bioactivation. Barnette DA, Davis MA, Flynn…

October 25, 2019

Allie Davis and Dusty Barnette win at GSA Research Symposium

Dystyn Barnette and Allie Davis

Dusty Barnette won third in the poster presentations, and Allie Davis won first in the oral presentations at the GSA Research Symposium.  Dusty and Allie are both students in Dr. Grover Paul Miller‘s lab.  Congratulations!

October 21, 2019

Miller lab attends Society of Toxicology meeting

Members of the Miller lab

Graduate students Dusty Barnette and Allie Davis, along with Laura Osborn (SURF student), Sasin (Copter) Payakachat (SURF student), and Anna Pinson (INBRE student) attended the Society of Toxicology – South Central Chapter Conference at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center October 17-18. They are all students in Paul Miller‘s lab. Allie, Laura, and Sasin received…

October 12, 2019

Tresor O. Mukiza Student Highlight

Tresor Mukiza

Tresor is a Ph.D. Student in his 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in the laboratory of Dr. Wayne Wahls. He has a B.A. in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Hendrix College. Research Interest Statement The wrong number of chromosomes, called aneuploidy, is the leading cause of spontaneous pregnancy loss, intellectual…

October 10, 2019

Happy Birthday Dr. Raney!

Group of people celebrating Dr. Raney's birthday

We had an impromptu celebration for Dr. Raney’s birthday.  Thanks Sharon and Kahla for the birthday treats.

October 1, 2019

September publications

Wahls lab

The response of phyllodes tumor of the breast to anticancer therapy: An in vitro and ex vivo study Alicja Urbaniak, Fariba Jousheghany, Youzhong Yuan, Sergio Piña‑Oviedo, Adam Huczyński, Magdalena Delgado, Thomas Kieber‑Emmons, Behjatolah Monzavi‑Karbassi, Timothy C. Chambers Oncology Letters   Diverse DNA Sequence Motifs Activate Meiotic Recombination Hotspots Through a Common Chromatin Remodeling Pathway. Mukiza…

September 28, 2019

Village Walk for Cancer Research

photo of walkers

The biochemistry department participated in the 18th Annual Village Walk for Cancer Research in Hot Springs Village.  The walk is a fundraiser for cancer research at WPRCI.  Funds from last years walk are currently funding a project addressing drug resistance in lymphoma in Samantha Kendrick‘s lab.  Also walking were Stephanie Byrum, Alicia Byrd, and Tung-chin…

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