June 21, 2019

SURF Mid-Summer Symposium

SURF students

Ten undergraduate students who are spending their summer in the UAMS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department doing research projects presented their work at the SURF Mid-Summer Symposium.


Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Kevin Raney

June 14, 2019 Kevin Raney, Ph.D. Professor and Chair Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology UAMS College of Medicine Research Interest Statement The Raney laboratory is interested in the mechanisms and functions of nucleic acid enzymes called helicases. Helicases play central roles in all aspects of DNA and RNA metabolism; therefore they are key enzymes…


June 20, 2019

UAMS Researcher Awarded $1.75 Million Grant to Study New Therapies for Metastatic Melanoma

Alan Tackett

See story on KARK By Susan Van Dusen Alan Tackett, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a five-year $1.75 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to identify new tumor targets in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Tackett is a professor in the UAMS College of…


Allie Davis and Alicja Urbaniak win poster awards

Alicja Urbaniak and Allie Davis

Congratulations to Allie Davis and Alicja Urbaniak, Ph.D. for winning the poster competitions at the Drug Discovery and Development Colloquium on June 13-16.  Allie is a student in Dr. Paul Miller’s lab, and she won the Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation for her poster entitled “BIOACTIVATION OF HALOGENATED AROMATIC DRUGS AS A PRECURSOR TO DRUG-INDUCED…


June 1, 2019

May publications

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Congratulations to first author, Amit Ketkar and other members of Robert Eoff’s lab on their manuscript, Inhibition of Human DNA Polymerases Eta and Kappa by Indole-Derived Molecules Occurs through Distinct Mechanisms. that is featured on the cover of ACS Chemical Biology.   Inhibition of Human DNA Polymerases Eta and Kappa by Indole-Derived Molecules Occurs through Distinct Mechanisms…


May 30, 2019

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows

SURF students and mentors

On May 20th, nine undergraduate students began their summer research experience in the SURF program.  Students will spend 10 weeks carrying out a research project under the direction of a mentor and will present their research at the Central Arkansas Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium in July.  Welcome to UAMS!


May 22, 2019

Congratulations 2019 graduates!

Magdalena Delgado

On May 18 three students from our department received their PhD: Lauren Davis, Magdalena Delgado, and Anthonya Cooper.  Congratulations!


Dr. Diekman wins Golden Apple

Alan Diekman

Dr. Alan Diekman received the Golden Apple Award from the freshman medical students.  The Golden Apple is awarded to the faculty member who has been their best teacher for that year.  


May 20, 2019

Dr. Karaduta Receives Collaborative Research Grant

Oleg Karaduta

Congratulations to Dr. Oleg Karaduta  in the Zybailov lab who has been selected to receive a Collaborative Research Grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund for his project entitled:  “Subjunctive Interfaces: novel approach to support parallel setup, viewing and control of changes in the gut microbiota”. This work is the result of joint effort between Dr. Karaduta…


May 16, 2019

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Alan Tackett

May 14, 2019 by Susan Van Dusen Alan Tackett, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology    UAMS College of Medicine Associate Director of Basic Research    UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Dr. Tackett’s research focuses on the identification of biomarkers and drug targets to treat melanoma. Specifically, he focuses on the identification of…


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