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.  


December 14, 2016

Alan Tackett Named Inaugural Recipient of Scharlau Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

Dr. Alan Tackett with UAMS faculty members

LITTLE ROCK — Alan J. Tackett, Ph.D., was invested Dec. 13 as the inaugural recipient of the Scharlau Family Endowed Chair in Cancer Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He is a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology with secondary faculty appointments in pathology and pediatrics, all in the UAMS College of Medicine….