August 31, 2018

New grant for Abbott lab

Abbott lab

Karen Abbott has been awarded a new NIH grant totaling over 3 million dollars to translate new glycan biomarkers to the clinic for ovarian cancer.


Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D., Joins Faculty

Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D.

Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Miousse received her doctorate from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer epigenetics in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at UAMS. Dr. Miousse’s research focuses on methyl donors during cancer…


August 3, 2018

Undergrads Learn about Science’s Winding Path at Research Symposium

student and faculty member view poster

Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk July 25 to the…


June 12, 2018

Two Ph.D. Graduates Head to Post-docs at Emory

Johnasha Stuart and Kimberly Cooney

Two Ph.D. students in the spring graduating class of the UAMS Graduate School have accepted positions at Emory University in Atlanta to continue their postdoctoral work. “They will join other UAMS alumni at Emory for us to have a strong presence there,” said Robert E. McGehee Jr., Ph.D., dean of the UAMS Graduate School. “We’re proud of the…


May 21, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. graduates!

students after graduation

Kimberly Cooney, Ph.D., Trey Lowry, M.D./Ph.D., Kirk West, Ph.D., and Wezley Griffin, Ph.D. after graduation on May 21, 2018 at Verizon Arena.  


April 30, 2018

Brian Koss wins Miltenyi Biotec’s Immuno-Oncology Innovation Award

Brian Koss at AACR

Brian Koss is the official winner of Miltenyi Biotec’s Immuno-Oncology Innovation Award! There were well over 100 applicants for the award, but Brian’s abstract and scientific endeavors stood out amongst the rest. Brian received paid registration, airfare and hotel accommodations to this year’s American Association for Cancer Research conference in Chicago, as well as 2000…


March 7, 2018

Student Research Day 2018

Congratulations to these Biochemistry students for their excellent performance UAMS Student Research Day. Magdalena Delgado – 3rd place in graduate student division; Alicja Urbaniak – 2nd place in postdoc division; Magda Delgado tied with Brian Koss – 1st place for Bhuvan award for excellence in biochemistry research; Kirk West – 2nd place place for Bhuvan award…


December 8, 2017

Magda Delgado featured in JoVE video

Magda Delgado

Magda Delgado, a third year Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Tim Chambers, demonstrates in a JoVE video the preparation of primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells in different cell cycle phases by centrifugal elutriation.  The video can be viewed here.


July 12, 2017

NIH Awards $11.5 Million to Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to Establish Unique Pediatric Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.5 million to the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) to develop the Center for Translational Pediatric Research (CTPR). The award is the largest-ever grant award that ACRI has received from NIH.  Under the direction of Alan Tackett, PhD, the center will result in new treatments and therapies…


March 21, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. graduates!

Biochem 2017 Grads

2017 Biochemistry graduates Kevin Raney, Ph.D., Alan Tackett, Ph.D., Zach Waldrip, Ph.D., Maroof Zafar, Ph.D., and Robert Eoff, Ph.D. after graduation on May 20, 2017 at Verizon Arena.  


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