May 5, 2020

TRI Names 2020 KL2 Awardees

Kimberly Stephens

The UAMS Translational Research Institute has selected three early-career UAMS researchers to receive KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Awards. The KL2 program provides two years of research training to junior faculty. It provides 75 percent salary support and up to $25,000 per year for research, tuition, travel and education. The awardees are: Britni Ayers, Ph.D.,…

May 1, 2020

April publications


ProteoViz: a tool for the analysis and interactive visualization of phosphoproteomics data. Storey AJ, Naceanceno KS, Lan RS, Washam CL, Orr LM, Mackintosh SG, Tackett AJ, Edmondson RD, Wang Z, Li HY, Frett B, Kendrick S, Byrum SD. Mol Omics.   Elevation of the unfolded protein response increases RANKL expression. Iyer S, Melendez-Suchi C, Han L,…

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 31, 2020

TRI Names Four Entrepreneurship Scholars

Zach Waldrip

TRI Names Four Entrepreneurship Scholars The UAMS Translational Research Institute Health Sciences Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HSIE) Postdoctoral Training Program has named four postdoctoral scholars for its class of 2022. The scholars, selected in a competitive application process, will begin two years of mentored entrepreneurship training July 1. The HSIE Postdoctoral Scholars – all from the…

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…

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