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Xiao Peng wins the Subramanian Thesis Award

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Xiao Peng, who recently completed her PhD with Kris DeMali, has been named the winner of the 2011 Subramanian Award for best PhD thesis in the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Peng was an American Heart Association-funded graduate student who focused on the role of vinculin in adherens junctions. With this support, she uncovered the first role for vinculin in cell-cell junctions and identified novel mechanisms for the activation and recruitment of vinculin to sites of intercellular adhesion.

Xiao is pursuing post-doctoral studies at the University of California San Francisco in the laboratory of Dr. Keith Mostov.

Xiao is the 18th winner of the Subramanian Award, which is made possible by a gift from Dr. Alap Subramanian, a 1964 PhD from the department, who parlayed his training with the late George Kalnitzky into a highly succesful career at the Max-Planck-Institut. Our deepest thanks to Dr. Subraminian and our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Peng.

Bret Freudenthal wins the Subramanian Thesis Award

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Bret Freudenthal, who recently completed his PhD with Todd Washington, has been named the winner of the 2010 Subramanian Award for best PhD thesis in the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Freudenthal was an American Heart Association-funded graduate student who focused on the structural biology and enzymology of wild-type and mutant proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in promoting translesion DNA synthesis. His first author publications include a Biochemistry report, an Acta Cryst D contribution, and a Nature Struct Mol Biol paper, which was highlighted in Nature Chem Biol.

Bret is no stranger to Biochemistry awards, having been given an inaugural Gehring Award last fall. He is bound for the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences to work with Dr. Samuel Wilson.

Bret is the 17th winner of the Subramanian Award, which is made possible by a gift from Dr. Alap Subramanian, a 1964 PhD from the department, who parlayed his training with the late George Kalnitzky into a highly successful career at the Max-Planck-Institut. Our deepest thanks to Dr. Subramanian and our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Freudenthal.

Clarence Berg’s history of Iowa Biochemistry now online

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Thanks to an agreement between Google and The University of Iowa, the late Clarence Peter Berg’s 1980 out of print monograph, The University of Iowa and Biochemistry from their Beginnings, is now available online. (more…)

Sedore wins 2009 Subramanian Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Congratulations to Stanley Sedore, winner of the 2009 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, sponsored by Alap Subramanian. Dr. Sedore’s thesis entitled, “Gene-specific control of P-TEFb by HIV,” was performed under the supervision of David Price. He is now finishing medical school at the Carver College of Medicine as an MD/PhD student. (more…)