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2016 Biochemistry Newsletter now available

Friday, November 4th, 2016

2016_newslettercoverimageThe 2016 Biochemistry @ Iowa newsletter is hot off the presses and available for download. Alumni and friends should receive a hard copy in the mail this week. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send your contact information to While you are at it, feel free to send us your news and updates! Previous newsletters are also available online.

Grant Young Receives Ponsetti Award for Research in Orthopedics

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Grant Young, former Biochemistry undergraduate major, received “The Ponsetti Award for Research in Orthopedics” for his summer research as a U of Iowa medical student.

Grant Young featured on IowaNow’s “Student Experience”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Grant Young, an undergraduate major in the Wallrath laboratory,was recently interviewed for the IowaNow’s “Student Experience,” where they discuss Grant’s achievements  inside and outside the laboratory. Dr. Wallrath states, “He takes his academic life very seriously, he thinks hard about his career goals and his future, and he also really understands the science behind what he’s doing in the laboratory, and that’s a real key to bringing that picture complete.” She continues, “Being able to complete projects to the point of where they’re published is a huge thing to be able to do as an undergraduate.”

Grant Young awarded 2014 Montgomery Biochemistry Scholarship Award

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Grant Young, an undergraduate major in the Wallrath laboratory, has been awarded the 2014 Rex Montgomery Scholarship Award for his outstanding academic record and commitment to research.

This scholarship was established by Dr. Rex Montgomery, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry. Dr. Montgomery began his career at the University of Iowa in 1955, and is admired for his impact as a researcher, teacher and mentor. Dr. Montgomery is an internationally recognized carbohydrate biochemist and textbook author. While on the faculty, he served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Medicine, the Vice President of Research for the University and was the founding director of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program. Dr. Montgomery retired in 2005 after more than 50 years on the faculty.

Congratulations, Grant!

Grant Young Receives Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Grant Young, a junior Biochemistry major in the Wallrath laboratory, who received an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award (EURA) for his establishing a genetic model of dilated cardiomyopathy.  Grant will receive $1000 to attend the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference that will take place in Chicago in Spring of 2015.  In addition, he will receive an ICRU Fellowship to continue his research during the summer of 2014.

Wallrath undergraduate receives AHA fellowship

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Grant Young, a second year biochemistry student in the Wallrath lab, has received funding from the American Heart Association undergraduate student research program. Grant will study the molecular pathology of muscle laminopathies this summer, with a $4,000 stipend. Congratulations, Grant!