Dr. Bradley Hyman, a 1982 PhD with Arthur Specter and a 1983 MD and former CCOM Distinguished Alumnus as well as recipient of the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumnus award, has published a major paper in Neuron. Dr. Hyman is currently a the John B. Penney Jr. Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. The paper, entitled “Propagation of Tau Pathology in a Model of Early Alzheimer’s Disease,” is available online.
Archive for February, 2012
The Department recently discovered a video on YouTube of a news segment from 2010, describing the FUTURE in Biomedicine program. The video features Dr. Kris DeMali, who hosted Dr. Shawn Ellerbroek and his student Molly Wemli from Wartburg College, who conducted research on structural determinants of Rho protein activation. The FUTURE program, run by Dr. Madeline Shea, is gearing up for it’s fourth year.
Dr. Adrian Elcock was recently awarded a new NIGMS/NIH R01 entitled “Molecular Simulations of Cotranslational Folding.” Dr. Elcock has been awarded ~$250,000/year for four years to study how the synthesis and folding of proteins are coupled to each other.