Department News


January 1, 2019

December publications from the Biochemistry department

Members of the Chambers lab

Contrasting effects of microtubule destabilizers versus stabilizers on induction of death in G1 phase of the cell cycle. Delgado M, Urbaniak A, Chambers TC. Biochem Pharmacol.     N-Naphthoyl-substituted indole thio-barbituric acid analogs inhibit the helicase activity of the hepatitis C virus NS3. Marecki JC, Aarattuthodiyil S, Byrd AK, Penthala NR, Crooks PA, Raney KD….


December 17, 2018

Dr. Diekman praised for teaching

Alan Diekman

Medical students praised Dr. Alan Diekman for his teaching efforts during a recent breakfast with Dean Westfall.  Congratulations Dr. Diekman!


December 4, 2018

November publications

Label-Free Proteomic Approach to Characterize Protease-Dependent and -Independent Effects of sarA Inactivation on the Staphylococcus aureus Exoproteome. Byrum SD, Loughran AJ, Beenken KE, Orr LM, Storey AJ, Mackintosh SG, Edmondson RD, Tackett AJ, Smeltzer MS. Journal of Proteome Research   In Vivo Metabolic Tracing Demonstrates the Site-Specific Contribution of Hepatic Ethanol Metabolism to Histone Acetylation. Kriss…


December 3, 2018

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Samantha Kendrick

Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry and Department of Pathology (secondary appointment) UAMS College of Medicine Research Interest Statement Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has the ninth highest incidence rate in Arkansas, with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) as the most commonly diagnosed subtype. Current treatment fails to achieve long-term disease-free survival in…


November 16, 2018

Regional ACS meeting in Little Rock

Shout-out to Dr. Grover Miller, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, for his vision, creativity and hard work in planning “the Natural State of Chemistry,” the 74th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The meeting was held in Little Rock Nov. 7-12 with a comprehensive technical program highlighting the collaborative and creative nature…


November 15, 2018

UAMS Researchers Receive $1.8 Million to Study Common Mechanisms Shared by Alzheimer’s, Other Diseases

Srinivas Ayyadevara, left, Robert Shmookler Reis and research associate Ramani Alla stop for a photo in their UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute lab. By Ben Boulden Nov. 15, 2018 | A team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) research scientists recently was awarded a $1.8 million, five-year grant by the National Institute on Aging…


November 13, 2018

UAMS Cancer Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Develop New Cancer Therapies

Two researchers posing in a lab

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have received a $604,208 grant to study how an abnormal protein found in ovarian cancer and some brain tumors helps tumors grow. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded the three-year grant to Karen Abbott, Ph.D., assistant professor in the UAMS College of Medicine’s Department…


November 2, 2018

October publications from the BCMB department

Wahls lab

Congratulations to the Wahls lab for their recent publication in Epigenetics & Chromatin. Chromatin-mediated regulators of meiotic recombination revealed by proteomics of a recombination hotspot Aaron J. Storey, Hsin-Ping Wang, Reine U. Protacio, Mari K. Davidson, Alan J. Tackett, and Wayne P. Wahls


October 29, 2018

Binyam Belachew wins first place in GSA Symposium

Binyam Belachew

Congratulations to Binyam Balachew on winning first place in the Graduate Student Association Research Symposium Poster presentation!


October 18, 2018

Dr. Wahls featured in Nature Daily Briefing

Wayne Wahls

Dr. Wayne Wahls’ study on disparities in NIH funding is featured in the Nature Daily Briefing today.



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