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Archive for June, 2013

Jennifer Boylston defends PhD thesis

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Jennifer Boylston, a Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD student mentored by Charles Brenner, successfully defended her thesis on June 21, entitled “FHIT Inactivation Combined with Cigarette Smoke Enhances the Oxidative Stress Response.” In August, Jennifer is starting a postdoctoral fellowship with Elizabeth Murphy, in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Congratulations Jennifer!

Washington graduate students receive training grant funding

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Kyle Powers, a graduate student with Todd Washington entering his second year, has received a fellowship from the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Institutional Training Grant. The NIH-funded training grant provides research fellowships for biotechnology-related research in the biological and physical sciences.

Elizabeth Boehm, also a graduate student with Todd Washington entering her second year, was awarded a position on the Pharmacological Sciences Institutional Training Grant. This NIH/NIGMS-funded training program supports predoctoral students with research interest in the dynamics, structure and function of drug molecules.

Congratulations Kyle and Elizabeth!

Stellwagen article highlighted on Biochemistry home page

Monday, June 17th, 2013

A recent article by Drs. Earle and Nancy Stellwagen will be featured on the Biochemistry home page after it’s print publication date. The article, entitled “DNA A-tracts are not curved in solutions containing high concentrations of monovalent cations,”  is currently available online, and will be featured here once it goes to print.

Fuentes group publishes in JCB

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Fuentes group has a paper in the June edition of the Journal of Cell Biology, entitled “A novel pathway spatiotemporally activates Rac1 and redox signaling in response to fluid shear stress.” Ernie Fuentes and three from his lab, including former graduate student Tyson Shepherd, former research assistant Ann Murray and former postdoc Monika Joshi published with co-authors from UNC and The Scripps Research Institute. The article is available online.


Rubenstein named vice president and chair of FASEB committee

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Rubenstein, who will become Chair of FASEB‘s Science Policy Committee and  Vice President for Science Policy. Both positions will start in July.