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Dr. Madeline Shea awarded Carver College of Medicine Collegiate Teaching Award

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Madeline Shea for receiving the Carver College of Medicine Collegiate Teaching Award. The purpose of the Collegiate Teaching Award is to annually acknowledge members of the faculty whose activities and accomplishments demonstrate unusually significant and meritorious achievement in teaching during the academic year.

 

Congrats, Dr. Shea!

Dr. Marc Wold awarded Carver College of Medicine Faculty Service Award

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Wold for receiving the Carver College of Medicine Faculty Service Award. The purpose of this award is to annually acknowledge a faculty member who has made a significant and sustained contribution to the College of Medicine in the area of service.

Great Job Dr. Wold!

 

Biochemistry undergraduates featured in Dare to Discover campaign

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Tori Cassady, a Biochemistry BA student, and Paula Valino, a Biochemistry BS student, are featured in the Dare to Discover campaign. This campaign showcases scholars, creators, and researchers from across the University of Iowa on banners throughout Iowa City. Tori Cassady studies volcanic eruptions specifically in Auckland, New Zealand. In the future, Tori would like to get her PhD in Geomicrobiology and become a research scientist. Her banner is located Downtown Iowa City on Washington Street. Paula Valino studies brain development and functioning. In the future, Paula would like to go to graduate school in a Neuroscience related field. Her banner is also located Downtown Iowa City on Washington Street.

Dr. Susan Wente recognized as an ASCB Fellow

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Dr. Susan Wente, a 1984 BS with Dr. Alice Fulton, and currently Interim Chancellor/Provost and Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University, was recently induced as an ASCB Fellow. These individuals gain recognition for their exceptional contributions to the field of Cell Biology and are elected by their peers or by self-nomination which is followed by careful selection of the Fellows Nomination Review Committee. Dr. Wente was formally welcomed as a ASCB Fellow at the ASCB|EMBO Meeting on December 7, 2019.

Dr. Brandon Davies featured in ASBMB Today

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Dr. Brandon Davies was featured in ASBMB Today to highlight his exciting work he will present on April 7, 2020 at the Annual ASBMB meeting. Earlier this year Dr. Brandon Davies was one of four junior faculty members, working anywhere in the world, to be named Junior Associate Editors of the Journal of Lipid Research. His role as a Junior Associate Editor is to facilitate development of review skills and editorial activities.

 

 

Dr. Ernesto Fuentes is awarded a NIH grant

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Dr. Ernesto Fuentes was awarded an NIH grant for his project entitled, “Regulation of Staphylpococcus aureus colonization and disease. This grant, in collaboration with Dr. Alex Horswill (Univ. of Colorado, Denver), will study the ArlRS two-compontent regulatory system. ArlRS is involved in the transition from commensal to pathogen, and our studies on this system could uncover mechanisms that could be exploited to prevent S. aureus infections.

Please see the recent manuscript entitled: “The Staphylococcus aureus ArlRS two-component system regulates virulence factor expression through MgrA” published this month in Molecular Microbiology.

Gillian DeWane named recipient of the Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Gillian DeWane, a Molecular Medicine graduate student in Dr. Kris DeMali’s laboratory, was a recipient of the Graduate College Post-Comprehensive Research Fellowship.

This fellowship program recognizes students with distinguished academic achievement during their early graduate training. In addition, this fellowship provides advanced Ph.D. students an opportunity to benefit from protected and supported time to pursue their scholarly research activities.

 

Congratulations Gillian!!

Jose Rios-Monterrosa receives Arthur A. Spector Award for Basic Biomedical Research

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Jose Rios-Monterrosa, a second year medical student mentored by Dr. Lori Wallrath, is the recipient of the Arthur A. Spector Award for Basic Biomedical Research. This award was based on his outstanding presentations (oral and poster). His poster was entitled, “Analysis of the autophagy chaperone p62 in lamin-associated muscular dystrophy.”

 

Congratulations Jose!

Dr. Lori Wallrath receives 2019 Summer Research Fellowship Outstanding Mentor in Basic Science Research

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Lori Wallrath, who has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Summer Research Fellowship Outstanding Mentor in Basic Science Research. We appreciate her enormous impact on graduate education for the past 23 years she has been with the Department of Biochemistry.

Colleen Caldwell recipient of UI CCOM Trainee Scholar Travel Award

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Colleen Caldwell, a Biochemistry graduate student in Dr. Maria Spies lab, received The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Trainee Scholar Travel Award. Colleen’s first author publication entitled, “Dyamics and selective remodeling of the DNA-binding domains of RPA,” demonstrated her commitment to research and the research mission of the College of Medicine. Colleen will use the award funds for future travel to meetings and/or conferences.

Congratulations Colleen!