Department News


April 7, 2021

$10.8 Million NIH Grant to Establish Metabolic Research Center

Isabelle Miousse

A $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the U of A and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to address the role of cell and tissue metabolism in rare and common diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and mitochondrial disorders. The five-year award, funded…


April 6, 2021

Alan Tackett Named Arkansas Research Alliance Fellow

Edward Yeh and Alan Tackett

By Susan Van Dusen The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) announced today that two researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will be joining their ranks. Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., a cardiologist renowned in the field of onco-cardiology, was named an ARA Scholar, and Alan Tackett, Ph.D., a cancer researcher widely recognized for his…


March 30, 2021

Dr. Leung presenting for Research Antipasto

Justin Leung

Research and Innovation is hosting the next Research Antipasto monthly event (informal online networking, casual mentoring, happy hour-ish get together) at noon on April  6, 2021.  Justin Leung, Ph.D., M.SC. will host. Justin is an assistant professor in  the department of Radiation Oncology with a secondary appointment in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology….


March 18, 2021

UAMS’ Justin Leung, Ph.D., Receives $1.47 million Grant from National Cancer Institute to Study DNA Damage Regulation

Leung lab members

By Linda Haymes A five-year, $1.47 million National Cancer Institute grant has been awarded to researcher Justin Leung, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to study DNA. Leung’s project is a collaboration with Robert Eoff, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the UAMS College of…


March 15, 2021

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March 1, 2021

February publications

Miousse lab

Human Rev1 relies on insert-2 to promote selective binding and accurate replication of stabilized G-quadruplex motifs. Ketkar A, Smith L, Johnson C, Richey A, Berry M, Hartman JH, Maddukuri L, Reed MR, Gunderson JEC, Leung JWC, Eoff RL. Nucleic Acids Res.       Differences in cell death in methionine versus cysteine depletion. Wallis KF, Morehead LC,…


Tackett Named Deputy Director of UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Alan Tackett

By Susan Van Dusen Cancer researcher Alan Tackett, Ph.D., has been named deputy director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Highly regarded for his research in cancer biomarker discovery, Tackett is a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology….


Giulia Baldini selected to receive Provost’s Innovator Award

Giulia Baldini

Giulia Baldini, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was selected as one of four inaugural recipients of the Provost’s Innovator Awards. Dr. Baldini is studying a potential new way to treat obesity. Her research is focused on naturally occurring genetic mutations of a receptor found in people with obesity. The…


February 18, 2021

Congratulations Dr. Edwards-Azumara!

Andrea Edwards

Congratulations to Andrea Edwards-Azumara who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Unpaired Regions in G-Quadruplex DNA Regulate “PARP-1 Enzymatic Activation: Implications for a ROS-Directed Transcription and DNA Repair Event” on February 18th. Andrea was a student in the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Raney and is now a post-doctoral fellow at UT Southwestern under the direction of…


February 17, 2021

Samantha Kendrick featured in Lymphoma Research Foundation magazine

Samantha Kendrick

Samantha Kendrick, Ph.D. is featured in on pages 24-25 the quarterly issue of the Lymphoma Research Foundation Pulse magazine for a discussion of her research on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.



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