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Geyer laboratory alumnus Alexey Soshnev receives a Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Dr. Alexey Soshnev, who earned his PhD from the Molecular & Cellular Biology Program at the University of Iowa with Professor Pamela Geyer, has received a Damon Runyon Fellowship Award. The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellowship is among the most competitive and prestigious post-doctoral fellowships awarded worldwide. Dr. Soshnev is performing research in the laboratory of Dr. C. David Allis at Rockefeller University. Congratulations, Alexey!

Geyer lab wins two awards for Research Week posters

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Congratulations to Alexey Soshnev and Lacy Barton, of the Geyer Lab, for receiving poster awards during Health Sciences Research Week. This year’s Research Week (April 16-17), a joint venture between CCOM, the College of Pharmacy, the College of Public Health, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, and the VA Health System, was entitled “Molecules and Mental Illness.” Alexey won in the CCOM Postdoctoral Fellow category for his poster, entitled “Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by a drosophila insulator protein.” Lacy, a graduate student, received an award in the CCOM student category for her poster “Loss of the nuclear lamina protein Otefin causes checkpoint kinase 2-mediated death of female germline stem cells.”

Highlights of the Annual Retreat

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The 2011 Biochemistry Annual Retreat, chaired by Lori Wallrath and Lacy Barton, was held on Saturday, August 27 at the Coralville Public Library. Short talks were given in the morning by Kris DeMali, Larry Gray, Lacy Barton, Daniel Weeks,  Todd Washington, Xu Liu, Aaron Ver Heul and Madeline Shea. After lunch, talks were given by Marc Wold, Charles Brenner and Miles Pufall .

The poster session featured 31 posters. Seven awards were given in two divisions. Ashley Angell from the DeMali laboratory and Kristen Syring from the Wallrath laboratory won first and second place in the undergraduate division. In the post-doctoral and staff division, Rebecca Fagan from the Brenner laboratory took first place.  There was a three way tie for second place between Jennifer Bays from the DeMali laboratory, Brett Waite from the Shea laboratory, and Kuo-Kuang Wen from the Rubenstein laboratory.

Two Lois Bigger Gehring Awards  were given to support graduate student travel to research conferences. These awards were given to John Pryor from the Washington laboratory and Alexey Soshnev from the Geyer laboratory.

Thanks to everyone for participating.

52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

The Department of Biochemistry was well represented at the 52nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference held in San Diego from March 30 to April 3, 2011. Lori Wallrath moderated the “Chromatin and Epigenetics” platform session while Pamela Geyer moderated “Regulation of Gene Expression.” Research posters were presented by Michael Vitalini and Diane Cryderman in the Wallrath laboratory and by Alexey Soshnev and Ryan Baxley in the Geyer laboratory.

Ryan Baxley’s Poster Awards

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Kudos to Ryan Baxley, a graduate student in Pam Geyer’s laboratory, who was recognized with a poster award at the Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Washington, DC. Ryan presented “Elucidating the Role of a Drosophila Insulator Protein in the Female Germline” with co-authors Alexey Soshnev, Harsha Doddapaneni, John Manak and Dr. Geyer. Ryan returned to Iowa City to present his poster at the college of medicine’s research week, where he won a best poster award!