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Archive for November, 2018

Dr. Madeline Shea Elected as AAAS Fellow

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Dr. Madeline Shea has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Shea was elected for her “distinguished contributions to the field of biochemistry and biophysics, particularly in the role of calmodulin in signal transduction, and for the establishment of innovative educational programs.” Among current Biochemistry primary faculty, Dr. Shea joins Drs. Pamela Geyer, Marc Wold, Charles Brenner, David Price, and Peter Rubinstein.

416 fellows have been elected this year and Dr. Shea is one of two scientists from the University of Iowa.

Congratulations Dr. Shea!

For the full press release please visit Iowa Now.

Dr. Price receives 2018 CCOM Collegiate Teaching Award

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. David Price for being chosen to receive a Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) Collegiate Teaching Award for 2018. Professor Price has been a prominent teacher in the Department of Biochemistry since joining the University of Iowa in 1989. He has demonstrated unusually significant and meritorious teaching throughout his career. Professor Price has taught thousands of undergraduate and graduate students in core courses focused on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His teaching has extended to the laboratory, where he has trained a remarkable 125 individuals whose research has been published in top ranked journals such as Cell and Molecular Cell. These individuals describe Professor Price as a caring mentor that taught them how to critically evaluate data and write clear manuscripts, which have been critical tools for their success.

Among current Biochemistry primary faculty, Dr. Price joins Drs. Peter Rubenstein, Adrian Elcock, Lori Wallrath, Dan Weeks, Todd Washington, Kris DeMali, Pamela Geyer, Marc Wold, and Ernesto Fuentes as recipients of the CCOM Collegiate Teaching Award.

Hannah Campbell awarded the People’s Choice Award for Three Minute Thesis challenge

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Hannah Campbell, a graduate student in the DeMali Laboratory, was selected as one of nine finalist for the The University of Iowa’s fifth Three Minute Thesis competition, which challenges graduate students to clearly and concisely articulate complex research to non-specialist audiences.  Hannah was awarded the People’s Choice Award, selected by audience ballot, for her presentation entitled, “Cells that work together, stay together.” Congratulations, Hannah!

2018 Biochemistry Newsletter now available

Monday, November 5th, 2018

The 2018 Biochemistry @ Iowa newsletter is hot off the presses and available for download. Alumni and friends should receive a hard copy in the mail this week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send your contact information to biochem@uiowa.edu. While you are at it, feel free to send us your news and updates! Previous newsletters are also available online.