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Karina Kruth, Jessica Maier, and Lacy Barton successfully defended their theses during the 2013-2014 academic year

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Karina Kruth, a Biochemistry PhD Student mentored by Dr. Peter Rubenstein, successfully defended her thesis on October 31, 2013, entitled “Effects of three deafness-causing gamma-actin mutations on actin structure and function”. Karina is a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Miles Pufall at the University of Iowa, Department of Biochemistry.


Jessica Maiers, a Molecular and Cellular Biology PhD student mentored by Dr. Kris DeMali, successfully defended her thesis on November 26, 2013, entitled “The role of alpha-catenin and ZO-1 in coupling tight junctions to adherens junctions”. Jessica holds a post-doctoral position with Dr. Vijay Shah at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,  Minnesota.


Lacy Barton, a Biochemistry PhD student mentored by Dr. Pamela Geyer, successfully defended her thesis on July 11, 2014, entitled “Defining the role of a nuclear lamina LEM domain protein in germline stem cells”. Lacy is a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Ruth Lehmann at New York University in New York.

Congrats Karina, Jessica, and Lacy!

Rubenstein chosen for prestigious teaching award

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Professor Peter Rubenstein has been chosen by the Council on Teaching as one of this year’s recipients of the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence. Professor Rubenstein is a nationally known educator whose innovative teaching methods include Case-Based Learning and a number of songs about metabolic dysfunctions.  This award recognizes his dedication to teaching and his unmatched contributions to graduate, post-graduate, medical and faculty education throughout his career at the University of Iowa.

Rubenstein and Weeks selected as Directors in new curriculum

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Professor Peter Rubenstein has been named Co-Director of the Mechanisms of Health and Disease Strand of the new Carver College of Medicine Curriculum set to be introduced in Fall, 2014 with George Bergus, MD. As Director, Dr. Rubenstein will oversee the parts of the Curriculum Renewal Project, including the sequencing of concepts and integration of basic science and clinical content. The new Curriculum will also incorporate a Keystone Course at the conclusion of the Third and final pre-clinical semester.  Professor Dan Weeks and Jason Barker, MD were chosen to develop this course.  They assume these positions on January 1.