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Alumnus Michael Feldkamp et al. received top honors at Vanderbilt’s TechVenture Challange

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Biochemistry Alumnus Michael Feldkamp (Shea Lab, 2010 PhD) and a team of of graduate, business and law students from Vanderbilt University won top honors at last week’s TechVenture Challenge which teaches students how to bring patented “inventions” by Vanderbilt faculty members to market.

Mike’s team, named First Diagnostics, pitched Corafix (fluorocoxib A), a fluorescently labeled selective inhibitor of the COX-2 enzyme developed by Md. Jashim Uddin, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and scientific mentor of First Diagnostics team, and Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology. COX-2 is overexpressed in many cancers, including colorectal cancer.

Read more about competition and their winning proposal here.

Dr. Michael Feldkamp

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Congratulations are due to our newest PhD, Michael Feldkamp. A student of Madeline Shea, Dr. Feldkamp defended his thesis on “Thermodynamic and Structural Determinants of Calcium-Independent Interactions of Calmodulin.” Mike will finish up some loose ends with Madeline before heading out to Vanderbilt to conduct post-doctoral work in structural biology with Walter Chazin.

Madeline Shea named J.P. Long Awardee

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Madeline Shea, professor and vice-chair of biochemistry, was named recipient of the 2009 John P. Long Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences at a February 24 Carver College of Medicine dinner at the Brown Deer Country Club. Following in the footsteps of Arthur Spector (1999) and Peter Rubenstein (2001), this was the third time a biochemist has claimed this honor in the 14 year history of the award.

Her award nomination cited teaching methods that have defined the state of the art in education, superb mentoring, development of the FUTURE program, and her leading research program in calmodulin structure-function.  True to form, Madeline flew back into town for the award dinner from the San Francisco meeting of the Biophysical Society, where her graduate student Michael Feldkamp had been given a travel award to present the structure of calmodulin bound to the calmodulin-binding domain of the voltage-dependent sodium channel, NaV1.2.