iBioDS Highlights


March 11, 2021

Allie Schleiff highlighted by ASPET for work on meclofenamate bioactivation

Allie Schleiff

Congratulations to graduate student Mary “Allie” Schleiff on her selection as the Drug Metabolism and Disposition Highlighted Trainee Author for February 2021. Allie is a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Grover Paul Miller.​ The Drug Metabolism and Disposition article that earned her selection as a Highlighted Trainee Author is titled “Significance of Multiple…


November 5, 2020

Mary “Allie” Schleiff student highlight

Allie Schleiff

Allie is a GPIBS Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track. She is a 4th year student in the laboratory of Dr. Grover Paul Miller. She graduated from Henderson State University in 2017 with a Honors Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology, and she received a regulatory sciences certification from…


September 8, 2020

Duah Alkam Student Highlight

Duah Alkam

Duah is a GPIBS Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology track. She is starting her 5th year in the laboratories of Dr. Mark Smeltzer and Dr. David Ussery. She has a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a M.S. in Pharmacology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Research Interest Statement Osteomyelitis, or bone infection,…


July 9, 2020

Brian Koss student highlight

Brian Koss

Brian is a Ph.D. student starting his 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in the laboratory of Dr. Alan Tackett. He has a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hendrix College. Research Interest Statement My doctoral work focuses on the dynamic interplay between the epigenetic and metabolic pathways used by T…


January 21, 2020

Dustyn Barnette Student Highlight

Dustyn Barnette

Dustyn is a Ph.D. Student in his 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. He joined the laboratory of Dr. Grover P. Miller for his research studies. He has a B.S. in Biology from Ouachita Baptist University with minors in chemistry and art. Research Interest Statement A major obstacle in drug development is…


September 13, 2019

Graduate Student Explores Potential of Handheld DNA/RNA Sequencers in Outbreaks

Duah Alkam

By Amy Widner  Imagine there’s an outbreak of an infectious disease. Could health officials on the ground harness the power of new handheld DNA and RNA sequencers to monitor outbreaks in real-time and quickly contain them? This question lies at the heart of research published in the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution by UAMS Biochemistry and Molecular…


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…