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 […]
Dr. Rosalia C.M. Simmen, Professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, has been named to the new position of Deputy Editor of Endocrine Connections for a three-year term. Dr. Simmen will oversee the Reviewer Board’s makeup and mentorship and contribute to overall strategies to expand the journal’s emphasis on innovative research and scientific […]
Lupashin lab members 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. […]
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 Taher Sumya Farhana used CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing approach to create novel cellular models for two human COG4 mutations (G516R and R729W). Constructed isogenic RPE1 and […]
Congratulations to our three Cell Biology & Physiology (CBP) Track students who successfully completed their Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Qualifying exams and are now full-pledged Ph.D. candidates! The students were honored at the Research Induction Ceremony held last September 13, where they were presented with a White Coat by Graduate School Dean Dr. Robert McGehee […]
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! Mohsin Ali
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.
Second-year medical student Iad Alhallak is the first author on the article “Breast adipose regulation of premenopausal breast epithelial phenotype involves interleukin 10,” just published in the Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. Iad carried out part of the study as a recipient of the Endocrine Society Summer Research Fellowship. The senior author of the study is […]
Second-year graduate student Amrita Khakurel (Cell Biology Track) is the first author of the article entitled “The Golgi-associated retrograde protein (GARP) complex plays an essential role in the maintenance of the Golgi glycosylation machinery” in the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell.
We are pleased to honor our recent Ph.D. and Masters Graduates who received their degrees this Spring/Summer 2021.