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Archive for August, 2019

10th Annual Biochemistry Scientific Retreat Award Winners

Monday, August 26th, 2019

The Biochemistry Department held its 10th Annual Scientific Retreat at the Old Capitol Centre on August 24, 2019. Keynote speaker, Professor Craig Kletzing, delivered an energetic talk on the interactions between the Sun and the Earth. The retreat consisted of seven oral presentations and twenty-four posters from faculty, staff, and students. The best oral presentation from graduate students/post-docs, went to Chris Ball (Price Lab). In the graduate student poster category, Colleen Caldwell (M. Spies Lab), won first place and Julio Sanchez (Musselman Lab) won second place. In the post-doctoral/fellow poster category, Shivangi Inamdar (Baker Lab) won first place. In the undergraduate/research intern/medical fellow/scientific professional category, Rebecca Cupp (Geyer Lab) won first place and Margaret Ketterer (Wallrath Lab) won second place. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Congrats Summer 2019 Biochemistry PhD Graduates

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Hannah Campbell, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Kris DeMali, received a PhD on August 2, 2019. Her thesis was entitled, “Mechanisms of E-cadherin Force Transmission.”Hannah is currently a Scientific Applications Specialist at Integrated DNA Technologies.

Lalita Oonthonpan, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Eric Taylor, received a PhD on August 2, 2019. Her thesis was entitled, “Two human mitochondrial pyruvate carrier mutations reveal distinct mechanisms of molecular pathogenesis.” Lalita is currently a scientist at Comet Therapeutics.


Congrats Hannah and Lalita!!

Dr. Charles Brenner featured in Noon News

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Dr. Charles Brenner, a co-senior author in an article published in Nature Communications, may have identified a class of drugs that could lead to new treatment of childhood brain cancer. See full article here.

Joseph Laird featured in Carver College of Medicine press release

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A recent study led by Joseph Laird from the Baker Lab is featured in a Carver College of Medicine press release. The study entitled, “Rescue of rod synapses by induction of Cavα1F in the mature Cavα1F knockout mouse retina,” is published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.