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Archive for September, 2009

Dr. Lois Bigger Gehring Awardees

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Lois Bigger Gehring, a great friend of the Department of Biochemistry, has created an endowment for the Department to support graduate students.   (more…)

Bryce Plapp’s 70th Birthday Celebration

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Yesterday, the Department of Biochemistry celebrated Professor Bryce Plapp‘s 70th birthday with a special event at the Iowa Memorial Union.  Food, drink and cake were enjoyed by all.  Moreover, the celebrants enjoyed the Hawkeyes’ 35-3 victory over cross-state rival Iowa State on a big screen TV.   (more…)

Todd Washington’s Tenure: Frosting on the Cake

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Associate Dean Lois Geist treated the Biochemistry Department to cake in honor of M. Todd Washington’s promotion to associate professor with tenure. The Washington lab focuses on specialized DNA polymerases with roles in translesion synthesis. (more…)

Sedore wins 2009 Subramanian Best Doctoral Dissertation Award

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Congratulations to Stanley Sedore, winner of the 2009 Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, sponsored by Alap Subramanian. Dr. Sedore’s thesis entitled, “Gene-specific control of P-TEFb by HIV,” was performed under the supervision of David Price. He is now finishing medical school at the Carver College of Medicine as an MD/PhD student. (more…)