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Former BSURFer named Goldwater Scholar

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Alex Greiner, a 2012 Biochemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (BSURF) and a junior at Luther College, has been named a Goldwater Scholar, by the Goldwater Trust, based on academic merit. In the BSURF program last summer, Alex conducted research in the Rubenstein lab. In April he presented this research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, under the title “The Pathogenic Actin Mutation E117K Exhibits Aberrant Behavior.” Congratulations to Alex on his continued success.

Highlights of the third annual Biochemistry Retreat

Monday, August 27th, 2012

The 2012 Biochemistry Retreat, organized by Lori Wallrath, Todd Washington, John Brogie and Julie Lueth, was held on Saturday, August 24 at the Coralville Public Library. Short talks were given in the morning by Ernesto Fuentes, Karina Kruth (Rubenstein lab), Shyamal Subramanyam (M. Spies lab), Michael Schnieders, Brandon Davies, Charles Brenner, Jessica Maiers (DeMali lab) and Adrian Elcock. After lunch, talks were given by Maria Spies, David Price and Eric Taylor.

The poster session featured 29 posters. Eight total awards were given in three categories: in the undergraduate division, James Bullard (Geyer lab), Melinda Martin (Geyer lab) and Alexander Greiner (Rubenstein lab) won first, second and third, respectively; in the Postdoc/Research Assistant/Associate category, William Jones (M. Spies lab), Jiannan Guo (Price lab) and Christy Mei (Brenner lab) won first, second and third, respectively.

Two Lois Bigger Gehring Awards were given to support graduate student travel to research conferences. Xiaowen Sun (DeMali lab) and Yuan Pan (Baker lab) each won this award for best poster in the graduate student category.

Thanks to everyone for participating.

Next year the retreat will be centered around the Department’s 65th Birthday. Be sure to save the dates: August 23-25, 2013.