September 28, 2018

Andrea Edwards wins poster competition at Molecular Biology & Nucleic Acids meeting

Andrea Edwards

Andrea Edwards recently present her work at a conference on Molecular Biology & Nucleic Acids in Toronto Canada.  Andrea presented a poster entitled “G-Quadruplex in PARP1-Mediated DNA Damage Response”.  Her work is aimed at addressing the role of PARP-1 in DNA damage repair, in particular with regards to G-quadruplex DNA.  Andrea earned first prize in…


September 27, 2018

Students attend Nucleic Acids meeting in Toronto

Andrea Edwards and Binyam Belachew

Two graduate students in the Raney lab, Andrea Edwards and Binyam Belachew, attended a Molecular Biology & Nucleic Acids meeting in Toronto, Canada. Andrea presented a poster entitled “G-Quadruplex in PARP1-Mediated DNA Damage Response.”  Binyam presented a poster entitled “Function and Mechanism of Hepatitis C Virus Non-structural Protein 3 (HCV NS3) Unfolding of Viral  G-quadruplex…


September 26, 2018

Drs. Eoff and Kendrick receive awards from the medical research endowment

Dr. Robett Eoff and Dr. Samantha Kendrick received medical research endowment awards from the UAMS Foundation Fund Board.  Dr. Eoff’s project is to study inhibitors of DNA polymerase kappa, and Dr. Kendrick’s project is to study DNA secondary structures as new therapeutic targets for aggressive lymphoma.  Congratulations to Drs. Eoff and Kendrick!  


September 25, 2018

September 2018 papers

Members of the Chambers lab

Congratulations to the Chambers lab for their recent publication of two manuscripts. Synthesis, antiproliferative activity and molecular docking of thiocolchicine urethanes U Majcher, A Urbaniak, E May, M Moshari, M Delgado, J Wietrzyk, F Barti, T Chambers, J Tuszynski, A Huczynski Microtubules play an essential role in the survival of primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells…


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…


July 15, 2018

Oleg Karaduta received Travel Award to participate in Basic Cardiovascular Scientific Sessions

Oleg Karaduta

Dr. Karaduta was awarded with the Travel Award from American Heart Association to visit the BCVS 2018 Scientific Sessions in San Antonio, TX, where he presented a poster “Possible Influence of Resistant Starch diet on atherosclerosis in the presence of chronic kidney disease”


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.  


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