Department News


March 6, 2019

Brian Koss Receives Prestigious NCI Fellowship

Brian Koss

Susan Van Dusen March 6, 2019 | A prestigious fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will allow UAMS Graduate School student Brian Koss to advance his melanoma research. The Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (F31) will provide Koss with a three-year award of $124,851 to fund his research focusing on…


March 1, 2019

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Marie Burdine

March 1, 2019 Marie Burdine, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Research Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (secondary appointment) UAMS College of Medicine Research Statement Gastrointestinal cancers are particularly difficult to treat with reoccurrence and chemoresistance prevalent. It is the mission of the Burdine laboratory to work with surgical oncologists across…


February publications

Tackett lab

Proteomic Characterization of the Arsenic Response Locus in S. cerevisiae. West KL, Byrum SD, Mackintosh SG, Edmondson RD, Taverna SD, Tackett AJ. Epigenetics.       The melanocortin pathway and control of appetite-progress and therapeutic implications. Baldini G, Phelan KD. J Endocrinol.


February 14, 2019

Oleg Karaduta selected for the MSACL 2019 US Young Investigator Educational Grant

Oleg Karaduta

Oleg Karaduta was selected to receive a Young Investigator Educational Grant to study clinical application of mass spectrometry during the MSACL 11th Annual Conference. Curriculum includes short courses, practical training sessions and a variety of workshops.  Congratulations Dr. Karaduta!


February 5, 2019

UAMS Scientists Awarded Grants for Cancer Research

Seeds of Science Grant Awardees

By Susan Van Dusen Feb. 5, 2019 | Researchers at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute received a funding boost thanks to the efforts of two volunteer groups. One small grant award of $50,000 and three pilot awards of $15,000 each were presented to UAMS cancer researchers at a reception and research poster showcase hosted…


February 1, 2019

January publications

Eugene N and Marcus Trentzsch

Injury to hypothalamic Sim1 neurons is a common feature of obesity by exposure to high fat diet in male and female mice. Nyamugenda E, Trentzsch M, Russell S, Miles T, Boysen G, Phelan KD, Baldini G. J Neurochem     Loss of E-cadherin inhibits CD103 anti-tumor activity and reduces checkpoint blockade responsiveness in melanoma. Shields…


January 28, 2019

Dr. Miousse receives pilot award from Barton Foundation

Isabelle Racine Miousse, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Dr. Isabelle Racine-Miousse who received a pilot grant from the Barton Foundation for her studies of methionine and autophagy in metastatic melanoma.


January 25, 2019

UAMS Researcher Joins International Colleagues in Urging Open Access to Genomics Data

David Ussery, Ph.D.

By David Robinson Scientific discovery could be accelerated with more open access to genomic data, says an article in the latest journal Science by a group of research leaders from across the globe that includes David W. Ussery, Ph.D., at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “We argue that the publicly available data should be treated…


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!



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