March 15, 2021

Explore career options with job simulations

Are you a student or postdoc who is uncertain about your career goals? InterSect has job simulations for a wide variety of Ph.D. level scientific career.

March 11, 2021

Allie Schleiff highlighted by ASPET for work on meclofenamate bioactivation

Allie Schleiff

Congratulations to graduate student Mary “Allie” Schleiff on her selection as the Drug Metabolism and Disposition Highlighted Trainee Author for February 2021. Allie is a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Grover Paul Miller.​ The Drug Metabolism and Disposition article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Significance of Multiple…

March 1, 2021

February publications

Miousse lab

Human Rev1 relies on insert-2 to promote selective binding and accurate replication of stabilized G-quadruplex motifs. Ketkar A, Smith L, Johnson C, Richey A, Berry M, Hartman JH, Maddukuri L, Reed MR, Gunderson JEC, Leung JWC, Eoff RL. Nucleic Acids Res.       Differences in cell death in methionine versus cysteine depletion. Wallis KF, Morehead LC,…

Tackett Named Deputy Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Alan Tackett

By Susan Van Dusen Cancer researcher Alan Tackett, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Highly regarded for his research in cancer biomarker discovery, Tackett is a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology….

Giulia Baldini selected to receive Provost’s Innovator Award

Giulia Baldini

Giulia Baldini, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was selected as one of four inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Innovator Awards. Dr. Baldini is studying a potential new way to treat obesity. Her research is focused on naturally occurring genetic mutations of a receptor found in people with obesity. The…

February 18, 2021

Congratulations Dr. Edwards-Azumara!

Andrea Edwards

Congratulations to Andrea Edwards-Azumara who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Unpaired Regions in G-Quadruplex DNA Regulate “PARP-1 Enzymatic Activation: Implications for a ROS-Directed Transcription and DNA Repair Event” on February 18th. Andrea was a student in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Raney and is now a post-doctoral fellow at UT Southwestern under the direction of…

February 17, 2021

Samantha Kendrick featured in Lymphoma Research Foundation magazine

Samantha Kendrick

Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D. is featured in on pages 24-25 the quarterly issue of the Lymphoma Research Foundation Pulse magazine for a discussion of her research on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

February 9, 2021

UAMS’s Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $792,000 American Cancer Society Grant to Study DNA Repair Mechanisms

Justin Leung

By Spencer Watson A four-year, $792,000 American Cancer Society Research Scholar grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA repair mechanisms. “Understanding the molecular processes of DNA repair can help both better diagnose cancer and to progress treatment,” said Leung, an assistant…

February 1, 2021

January publications

Kendrick lab

The i-Motif as a Molecular Target: More Than a Complementary DNA Secondary Structure. Brown SL, Kendrick S. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). The increased accumulation of Staphylococcus aureus virulence factors is maximized in a purR mutant by the increased production of SarA and decreased production of extracellular proteases. Alkam D, Jenjaroenpun P, Ramirez AM, Beenken KE, Spencer HJ, Smeltzer MS. Infect Immun….

Dr. Tackett presenting for Research Antipasto

Alan Tackett, Ph.D.

Alan Tackett, PhD will host Research and Innovation’s 1st gathering for informal networking, casual mentoring at noon on March 2, 2021.  The 1st Tuesday of each month, Research Antipasto’s host will share career experiences, stories, answer questions, advise, astound, and amaze…for 20 – 30 minutes. Just show up, have fun, and get to know others in…

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