• 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,…

  • 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…

  • Megan Reed Student Highlight

    Megan Reed

    Megan is a Ph.D. student in her 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. She joined the laboratory of Dr. Robert Eoff for her research studies. She has a B.S. in Biology with a dual minor in Chemistry and Psychology from Henderson State University. Research Interest Statement My project involves elucidating various mechanisms…

  • 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…

  • Tresor Mukiza Recognized for Research Publication

    Tresor Mukiza

    Tresor Mukiza, a Ph.D. student at UAMS, received high honors for his first-author publication in the November issue of the journal Genetics. The editors selected the paper to be featured in a Highlight, and cover art for the article was displayed on the journal home page during the month of publication. “This is a notable accomplishment,” said Wayne…

  • Andrea Edwards Student Highlight

    Andrea Edwards

    Andrea is a Ph.D. Student in her 5th year in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Program. She joined the laboratory of Dr. Kevin Raney in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department for her research studies. She has a B.S. in Biology from University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. Research Interest Statement I study G-Quadruplexes which are…

  • Tresor O. Mukiza Student Highlight

    Tresor Mukiza

    Tresor is a Ph.D. Student in his 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in the laboratory of Dr. Wayne Wahls. He has a B.A. in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Hendrix College. Research Interest Statement The wrong number of chromosomes, called aneuploidy, is the leading cause of spontaneous pregnancy loss, intellectual…

  • 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…

  • Eugene Nyamugenda Student Highlight

    Eugene Nyamugenda

    Eugene is a Ph.D. Student in his 5th year in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department in the laboratory of Dr. Giulia Baldini. He has a B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Hendrix College. Research Interest Statement The hypothalamus plays a central role in maintaining healthy energy homeostasis. The arcuate nucleus (ARC) of the…

  • Brian Koss Receives Prestigious NCI Fellowship

    Brian Koss

    Brian Koss has received a fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to support his melanoma research. 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…