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Dr. John Dagle receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

February 5th, 2020 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

Dr. John Dagle (Pediatrics-Neonatology and secondary faculty in Biochemistry) was selected as recipient of the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Dagle was selected based on his service in clinical care and research in the Neonatal-Perinatal care.

 

Congratulations Dr. Dagle!

Dr. Brenner awarded Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award

January 27th, 2020 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

Congratulations to Dr. Brenner for being awarded the Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award by the American Society for Nutrition. This award is supported by the Council for Responsible Nutrition and is given to an investigator for outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health.

 

Congratulations Dr. Brenner!

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

January 10th, 2020 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

January 10th, 2020 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

January 9th, 2020 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

December 20th, 2019 by Johnson, Abby T (UI Health Care)

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

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!!