Link: University of Iowa

Madeline Shea named J.P. Long Awardee

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.

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