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Archive for November, 2009

Dr. Brian Krueger

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Congratulations are due to our newest PhD, Brian Krueger. Brian defended his degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professor David Price on A Battle of Good and Evil: Regulating Transcription for Viral and Cellular Gain. Brian will be moving to the University of Florida for his post-doctoral fellowship. In his abundant spare time, he launched LabSpaces, a news and social networking site for scientists.

Dr. Susan O’Donnell

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Congratulations are due to the newest Biochemistry PhD, Susan O’Donnell. Susan defended her thesis with Professor Madeline Shea on Recognition of Calcineurin by the Domains of Calmodulin: Structural and Thermodynamic Determinants. (more…)

Unique Visiting Professorship Program Open for Application

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

FUTURE in Biomedicine, short for Fostering Undergraduate Talent – Uniting Research and Education in Biomedicine, is a unique visiting professorship program that brings faculty from Iowa colleges to our campus with their undergraduate students. (more…)

Biochemistry Movie Night at the IMU

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Grad students in Biochemistry organized a successful movie night on Nov 20 at the Iowa Memorial Union, where they screened “Naturally Obsessed:  The Making of a Scientist.” (more…)

Dr. Ema Stokasimov

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Congratulations are due to the newest Biochemistry PhD, Ema Stokasimov. Ema completed her work with Professor Peter Rubenstein on “Allosteric Propagation within the Actin Molecule Probed by Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange and Mass Spectrometry.” After finishing up some experiments with Dr. Rubenstein, she will move to Harvard Medical School/Dana Farber Cancer Institute to conduct post-doctoral research with Dr. David Pellman.

Teaching Awards to Shea and DeMali

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Two Biochemistry faculty members were recipients of teaching awards this week.   (more…)

Ron Weigel is the new E.A. Crowell, Jr. Chair in Surgery

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

CCOM faculty donned academic regalia yesterday in honor of our colleague Ronald Weigel, Head of Surgery and Professor of Biochemistry, who became the first recipient of the E.A. Crowell, Jr. Chair in Surgery. (more…)

Timothy Lohman to deliver 23rd Henry Bull Lecture

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Dr. Timothy Lohman, the Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Biological Chemistry at Washington University, will deliver the 23rd Henry Bull Lecture tomorrow entitled, “SF1 Helicases and Translocases: Mechanisms and Regulation.” The lecture honors the memory of Henry Bull, the second Head of Biochemistry at Iowa. (more…)