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Archive for February, 2020

Dr. Kris DeMali receives NIH MIRA grant

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Dr. Kris DeMali received a NIH R35 MIRA grant for her project entitled, “Molecular Mechanisms Underlying E-cadherin Mechanotransduction.”


Congratulations Dr. DeMali!!!

Alicia Salvi awarded NIH F31 Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Thursday, February 20th, 2020


Alicia Salvi, a Biochemistry Graduate Student, was awarded a NIH F31 Pre-doctoral Fellowship. Her project was entitled, “Investigating E-cadherin mechanotransduction.”


Congratulations Alicia!

Dr. Ernesto Fuentes awarded CCOM Innovation Research Grant

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Dr. Ernesto Fuentes, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, was awarded the 2019/2020 CCOM Innovation Research Grant. His project is entitled, “Cryo-electron Microscopy Studies of the Bacterial Two-component Histidine Kinase SrrB.”

This grant supports innovative, think-outside-the-box ideas in which little or no preliminary data currently exists. The goal of the CCOM Innovation Research Grant is to fund innovative proposals that may develop into a new opportunity for scholarship and federal funding.


Congratulations Dr. Fuentes!

Drs. Lori Wallrath and Benjamin Darbro awarded NIH R21 grant

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Lori Wallrath, PhD and Benjamin Darbro, MD/PhD (Pediatrics) received an NIH R21 grant to study genetic modifiers of lamin-associated muscular dystrophies.


Congratulations Dr. Wallrath and Darbro!

Dr. Marc Wold inducted into Wall of Scholarship

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Dr. Marc Wold was inducted into the Wall of Scholarship on February 12, 2020. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Wall of Scholarship was created to highlight current faculty members whose publications have made a powerful impact on a particular field of science or medicine.

“The articles were selected for having been cited more than 1,000 times in subsequent published research articles, based on at least two of three recognized academic citation indices: Google Scholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. As additional first- or senior-authored research papers by Carver College of Medicine faculty achieve the distinction of 1,000 citations, these scholarly works will be commemorated with plaques on the Wall of Scholarship.”

To read more on the Wall of Scholarship, click here.

Congratulations Dr. Wold!!

Dr. John Dagle receives Distinguished Alumnus Award

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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!