Topics of interest for this Special Issue of Biomolecules include retinal biology, the role of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE), the structure and functions of the retina’s rods and cones, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD presents two phenotypes: dry AMD and wet AMD.
Abdallah Hayar, Ph.D., presented a department seminar on November 16, 2021: “COVID-19, the Brain and Long-Haulers”.
The department got together for a virtual thank you to Dr. Garcia-Rill for his more than 40 years of service to UAMS. A special website with a biography and photos was designed for his retirement. The Zoom celebration party can be viewed on YouTube. See also Video Transcript and Chat of the Zoom meeting.
Edgar Meyer, Ph.D., has joined the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Meyer received bachelor’s degrees in classical studies and biology at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a master’s degree in teaching at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. He received his doctorate in clinical anatomy at the University […]
By Amy Widner April 30, 2019 | Gwen Childs, Ph.D., of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is the 2019 recipient of the highest award offered by the national Histochemical Society. Childs is a professor and chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences in the UAMS College of Medicine. She received the George Gomori, M.D., Ph.D., […]
Dr. Edgar Garcia-Rill, Professor of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience, lent his expertise to an informative and entertaining report on THV-11 recently about sleep and whether hitting the snooze alarm in the morning is a bad idea. As an expert in sleep-wake regulation, sleep disorders and other disorders […]
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has acquired a 4K-resolution virtual dissection table that allows students to explore human anatomy in 3D with simple gestures common on the average smartphone. Students can swipe, scroll and zoom to rotate images in 3D, explore inside the human body, swipe off sections with a virtual “knife” […]