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Dr. Brandon Davies featured in ASBMB Today

December 13th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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.

 

 

Paula Valiño Ramos featured on UIowa news

November 18th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

Paula Valiño Ramos, a Biochemistry BS student, is featured in Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates and the Office of the Vice President for Research news. Paula talks about how she balances being a student athlete and a researcher. Check out these amazing articles about a very talented student!

 

Dr. Ernesto Fuentes is awarded a NIH grant

November 11th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

October 14th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

October 8th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

September 27th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

September 26th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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!

Dr. Pamela Geyer recognized on August 2019 dean’s list for notable and novel scientific awards

September 24th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

Dr. Pamela Geyer was featured on the August 2019 Dean’s List receiving special recognition from the dean’s office. Dr. Geyer received recognition for the NIH grant titled, “The Role of LEM Domain Proteins in Nuclear Function.”

Congratulations Dr. Geyer!

Margaret Ketterer awarded 2020 Mary Jo Small Staff Fellowship Award

September 17th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

Margaret (Meg) Ketterer, Research Assistant in the Wallrath Lab, was awarded the 2020 Mary Jo Small Staff Fellowship Award. The award is given to University of Iowa staff members to further their professional development. Meg will use the award to help defray the costs associated with attending the Allied Genetics Conference in Spring of 2020.

 

 

Congratulations Meg!

Dr. Bryan Allen appointed to be leader of the cancer center’s Experimental Therapeutics program

September 16th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

Bryan Allen, a MD, PhD graduate from Dr. Daniel Weeks lab, was appointed to be leader of the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Experimental Therapeutics (ET) Program. Allen is an associate professor and associate chair of translational research in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Allen is featured in noon news here.

“Supporting the careers of these successful faculty members and providing them with an opportunity to serve in leadership roles will ensure even greater success for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center,” Weiner says. “All of them have demonstrated their dedication to keeping Holden at the forefront of patient care and a leader in the search for new ways to prevent and cure cancer.” -George Weiner, MD, director of the cancer center

Congratulations Dr. Allen!