Department News


June 1, 2021

May publications

Byrum lab

Metaproteomics-An Advantageous Option in Studies of Host-Microbiota Interaction. Karaduta O, Dvanajscak Z, Zybailov B.Microorganisms.       PTMViz: a tool for analyzing and visualizing histone post translational modification data. Chappell K, Graw S, Washam CL, Storey AJ, Bolden C, Peterson EC, Byrum SD.BMC Bioinformatics.         Persistent bone marrow minimal residual disease as a “high-risk”…


May 18, 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates!

Dustyn Barnette

The Graduate School held a virtual hooding ceremony for the 2021 graduates on Thursday, May 13th. Six students from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department completed their PhD this year. Dr. Dustyn Barnette was hooded by his mentor, Dr. Grover Paul Miller at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Dr. Megan Reed was hooded by her mentor,…


May 1, 2021

April publications

Leung lab members

Inhibition of tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase impairs DNA damage tolerance and repair in glioma cells. Reed MR, Maddukuri L, Ketkar A, Byrum SD, Zafar MK, Bostian ACL, Tackett AJ, Eoff RL. NAR Cancer. 2021           New answers to the old RIDDLE: RNF168 and the DNA damage response pathway. Kelliher J, Ghosal G, Leung…


April 7, 2021

UAMS Cancer Researcher Receives $1.1 Million as Part of NIH Grant at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Isabelle Miousse

By David Robinson A National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant will allow UAMS researcher Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D., to ramp up her study of a nutrient that may have a role in the effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients. Miousse will receive $220,000 per year for up to five years as one of four project…


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. Justin…


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….



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