Physiology and Cell Biology graduate student, Caitlin Caperton, has been selected by the UAMS College of Medicine Scholarship Committee to receive the Dr. Michael and Paula Jennings Endowed Scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year. Caitlin, an M.D./Ph.D. student, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “The dichotomous role of immune cells in thyroid cancer pathogenesis,” on May […]
Thank you to Drs. Frank Simmen, Rosalia Simmen, and Jerry Ware for your contribution to the success of the Higher Learning Commission Site Visit. The following is a letter from Provost Stephanie Gardner about the success of the site visit. Dear UAMS colleagues and students, I want to thank all of you who participated in our […]
A basic science department in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has adopted a new name to better represent the expertise of its faculty, research programs and long history of excellent teaching. Teresita Bellido, Ph.D. The name change for what is now the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology was […]
An article by Dr. Rosalia C.M. Simmen, Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, and her research team, “Metformin Promotes Anti-tumor Biomarkers in Human Endometrial Cancer Cells,” has been selected as the most popular basic science original article published by Reproductive Sciences in 2020. The study was conducted with postdoctoral fellows Dr. John Mark Pabona (lead […]
Our department displayed a holiday photo booth to brighten up our 2020 holiday spirit!
My name is Jessica Hartman, and I am currently an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical University of South Carolina. My lab studies how lifestyle factors shape metabolism and ultimately impact response to toxic chemical exposures. I participated in the Arkansas INBRE program in 2010, so it is just past my 10-year anniversary of participating in the program.
Dr. Roy Morello recently moderated an international virtual symposium for young investigators working on Osteogenesis Imperfecta or other rare bone diseases. It was organized by the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. There were 116 attendees, including speakers and staff. Roy Morello, Ph.D. The OIF accepted abstracts from medical and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and young faculty (within 10 […]
The Arkansas INBRE, led by Drs. Lawrence Cornett and Jerry Ware (UAMS Physiology), held its annual Research Conference on November 6-7. The Arkansas INBRE Research Conference involves participation from colleges and universities in Arkansas and surrounding states in biological sciences, physics, chemistry, and biochemistry. In a first, the meeting was held as a virtual Zoom […]
Brian Storrie, Ph.D., along with graduate student Lindsey James Dickson and postdoctoral fellow Shijie Liu, Ph.D., were mentioned on LinkedIn by Scientific Volume Imaging for their paper showcasing how Huygens deconvolution helped uncover the role of Rab6 in intra-Golgi anterograde transport.
The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA) recognizes that the ARA Academy of Scholars and Fellows represents enormous potential for scientific innovation and economic return at the highest levels. ARA is launching the second round of ARA Impact Grants to identify 12-month projects that support the Academy with competitive grants in any amount up to $75,000i to address specific challenges and opportunities identified […]