Department News


May 22, 2019

Congratulations 2019 graduates!

Magdalena Delgado

On May 18 three students from our department received their PhD: Lauren Davis, Magdalena Delgado, and Anthonya Cooper.  Congratulations!


May 20, 2019

Dr. Karaduta Receives Collaborative Research Grant

Oleg Karaduta

Congratulations to Dr. Oleg Karaduta  in the Zybailov lab who has been selected to receive a Collaborative Research Grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund for his project entitled:  “Subjunctive Interfaces: novel approach to support parallel setup, viewing and control of changes in the gut microbiota”. This work is the result of joint effort between Dr. Karaduta…


May 16, 2019

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Alan Tackett

May 14, 2019 by Susan Van Dusen Alan Tackett, Ph.D. Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology    UAMS College of Medicine Associate Director of Basic Research    UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Dr. Tackett’s research focuses on the identification of biomarkers and drug targets to treat melanoma. Specifically, he focuses on the identification of…


May 2, 2019

Biochemistry faculty speak at Cancer Institute Retreat

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute held a research retreat at Heifer International. Speakers included Drs. Samantha Kendrick, Robert Eoff, and Alan Tackett.


May 1, 2019

April publications

Miller lab

CYP2C19 and 3A4 Dominate Metabolic Clearance and Bioactivation of Terbinafine Based on Computational and Experimental Approaches. Davis MA, Barnette DA, Flynn NR, Pidugu AS, Swamidass SJ, Boysen G, Miller GP. Chem Res Toxicol. 2019         LC8/DYNLL1 is a 53BP1 effector and regulates checkpoint activation. West KL, Kelliher JL, Xu Z, An L,…


April 30, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Cooper!

Anthonya Cooper

Congratulations to Anthonya Cooper who  successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Communication between Insulin and Serotonin Signaling Pathways in Placenta”.


April 25, 2019

Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Robert Eoff

April 25, 2019 Robert Eoff, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology College of Medicine Biochemistry Track Leader for the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Research Interest Statement DNA replication is a complex and perilous undertaking for the cell because the risk of incurring insults to the genome is greatest when the double-helix…


Dr. Kendrick to Speak at May 16 Event in Hot Springs Village

Samantha Kendrick

By Susan Van Dusen April 25, 2019 | LITTLE ROCK – You are invited to learn about the latest advances in cancer research, treatment and prevention at a free event at 11:30 a.m. May 16 in Hot Springs Village featuring a researcher from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The program will be at…


On the Cover

Epigenetics cover image

Congratulations to first author, Kirk West, and other members of Alan Tackett‘s lab on their manuscript, Proteomic characterization of the arsenic response locus in S. cerevisiae, that is featured on the cover of Epigenetics.


Congratulations Dr. Delgado!

Magdalena Delgado

Congratulations to Magdalena Delgado who successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Characterization of cell death induced by microtubule targeting agents in primary acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells” on April 24th.  Magdalena is a student in Timothy Chamber’s lab.



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