Dr. Weeks appointed the Harold A. Myers Professor in the Basic Sciences

Dr. Daniel Weeks has been appointed as the Dr. Harold A. Myers Professor in the Basic Sciences. This three year professorship, effective August 1, 2018, was established to support a PhD faculty member who exhibits exemplary skill and passion for the teaching of medical students and who is a leader in understanding and developing new […]

Tien Thuy (Jane) Nguyen Awarded the Hancher-Finkbine Undergraduate Student Medallion

Tien Thuy (Jane) Nguyen was awarded the Hancher-Finkbine Undergraduate Student Medallion at the 101st Finkbine Dinner on April 10, 2018.  Vice President for Student Life Melissa Shivers was emcee, and UI President J. Bruce Harreld presented the Hancher-Finkbine Medallions and Distinguished Student Leader certificates.  Jane Nguyen, from Sioux City, Iowa, is majoring in biochemistry in the Carver […]

Two Biochemistry Students Recognized by the Honors program as Honors at Iowa Scholars

Each year, the Honors program identifies extraordinary graduating seniors across the University of Iowa for celebration as Honors at Iowa Scholars. This high recognition acclaims student work in and beyond the classroom, with an emphasis on the applicant’s knowledge, skill, and experience as well as outstanding academic performance, excellence within their chosen discipline(s), and any contributions made to Honors and the University […]

14th Annual Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium

Ten students presented at this year’s Undergraduate Honors Program. This year marks the fourteenth year for the Gene F. Lata Undergraduate Research Symposium. Please join Professor Marc Wold, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Honors Advisor, in congratulating these 2018 graduates and their research mentors for a job well done. (back row – left to right): Steven Huang, […]

Kelli Sylvers Receives AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

  Kelli Sylvers, Biochemistry graduate student in Dr. Brandon Davies lab, has received an American Heart Associate Predoctoral Fellowship. The AHA Predoctoral Fellowship is intended to support “promising students” in pre-doctoral or clinical health training programs. Kelli’s proposal entitled, “Lipase inhibition by ANGPTL3 and ANGPTL8” will be funded at the maximum amount for two full years. The […]

Biochemistry Alum, Tristram Parslow, receives CCOM Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement

Tristram Parslow, 1983 MD/PhD with Dr. Daryl Granner, was recently awarded a Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award for Acheivement. Dr. Parslow has excelled in every aspect of his career—as a researcher, teacher, and department leader. His early work at the University of Iowa on immunoglobulin gene expression addressed issues that stumped Nobel laureates […]

Five Undergraduate Students Awarded 2018 Rex Montgomery Scholarships

The 2018 Rex Montgomery Scholarships were award to: Jesse Cochran, Dr. Dale Abel’s laboratory; Abinav Jyotis, Dr. Krystal Parker’s laboratory; Ariel Kopel, Dr. Sheila Baker’s laboratory; Brianna Lupo, Dr. Catherine Musselman’s laboratory; and Johnathan Melvin. Rex Montgomery Scholarships recognize undergraduate students for their outstanding academic record and commitment to research. This scholarship was established by […]

Preston Anderson Publishes in Cell Stem Cell

Preston Anderson, a Biochemistry senior undergraduate student in John Engelhardt’s Lab,  is the first author on a paper published in Cell Stem Cell. The paper entitled, “Submucosal Gland Myoepithelial Cells are Reserve Stem Cells that can Regenerate Mouse Tracheal Epithelium” describes research on glandular myoepithelial cells (MECs). These cell were found to to be flexible […]