A UAMS-based program will use $614,117 from three recent grants to expand biomedical research in Arkansas. The program is led by Lawrence Cornett, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology & Cell Biology.
Congratulations to two of our staffers who have been recognized as UAMS College of Medicine Most Valuable Players.
Roy Morello, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert in the research of osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). In addition to his contributions to understanding the genetic heterogeneity of the disease and how the disease affects the skeleton, in recent years he has pioneered the study of the impact of congenital collagen mutations on the lung and respiratory […]
Congratulations to Dr. Rosalia C.M. Simmen, Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, on receiving the 2022 Dr. Severino and Paz Koh Lectureship Award in Science from the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering. Dr. Simmen was honored for outstanding contributions to science relating to women’s health during the academy’s 42nd annual meeting held virtually from Manila, Philippines, […]
Congratulations to our Cell Biology & Physiology Track students who participated in the UAMS Graduate School Research Induction Ceremony last Monday September 12, 2022 for successfully passing their Ph.D. candidacy examinations this past year. Shown are the students and their mentors with CBP Track Director Dr. Rosie Simmen: Dr. Ryan Porter with Luke Childress; Dr. Alexei […]
College of Medicine Dean Susan Smyth, M.D., Ph.D., and Nancy Rusch, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Research, announced the launch of four inaugural Creativity Hubs. Each group will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next 18 months to grow collaborative and thematic research programs. The hubs will work to expand interdisciplinary research, plan programmatic grant […]
Graduate students Zinia D’Souza, Farhana Taher Sumya,and Amrita Khakurel (CBP track) are the authors of the invited review article “Getting Sugar Coating Right! The Role of the Golgi Trafficking Machinery in Glycosylation” in the journal Cells. Senior graduate student Zinia D’Souza is a corresponding author for this publication. Congratulations to Zinia, Farhana, Amrita, and Dr. Lupashin for this […]
Third-year graduate student Farhana Taher Sumya (CBP track) is the first author of the article “Development and Initial Characterization of Cellular Models for COG Complex-Related CDG-II Diseases” in the journal Frontiers in Genetics. Farhana used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing approach to create novel cellular models for two human COG4 mutations (G516R and R729W). Constructed isogenic RPE1 and HEK293T cell lines […]
Graduate student Mohsin Ali (CBP Track) has received the 2021 American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Investigator Travel Grant and selection as Plenary Poster Speaker. The major advisor for Mohsin Ali is Dr. Maria Almeida Schuller. Congratulations to Mohsin and mentor Dr. Almeida Schuller for this award!
A UAMS-led research team has found that blood clots form in puncture wounds similar to a skyscraper, with rooms and furnishings that scientists can now see. Published in Communications Biology, the discovery of the vaulted thrombus (blood clot) structure surprised researchers and is a big change from a long-held hypothesis.