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For excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences, Professor Tim Yahr has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology. He will be recognized for this honor at the Academy Fellows Reception at ASM Microbe this summer in New Orleans. Academy Fellows...
Michael Zhang successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Characterizing how glycerol monolaurate (GML) affects human T cell signaling and function" on Monday, January 23, 2017. Michael appears with his mentor, Dr. Jon C.D. Houtman . T cells are a type of white blood cell that is an important part of...
Dr. Jack Stapleton is featured IowaNow article looking back on his clinical work and research in the HIV field.
Students from Louisa-Muscatine High School in Letts, Iowa visited the lab of Al Klingelhutz, Associate Professor in Microbiology recently. They viewed HeLa cells (originally derived from Henrietta Lacks) in his lab. The students are reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book discusses a range of subjects on ethics in research, informed consent, cervical cancer, HPV, and cell immortalization. Dr. Klingelhutz led an interactive discussion on these topics with the students. This was part of a visit to The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to learn about the field of medicine and basic sciences.
Dr. Chioma Okeoma was recognized with the Research Innovation and Leadership Award from the Technology Association of Iowa. Her research has led to discoveries that could improve therapies in HIV and breast cancer. Okeoma was one of eight women leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to be honored as winners of the Ninth Annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards.
Dr. Gail Bishop, Professor of Microbiology, was selected for this year’s Donald D. Dorfman Research Award from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the University of Iowa. She was chosen for the award for her paper entitled “Nuclear TRAF3 is a negative regulator of CREB in B cells,” published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. which furthered her work in lymphoma research. The authors show for the first time that TRAF3 is a resident nucleus protein that associates with the transcriptional regulator cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) in B lymphocytes. Their results identify a new mechanism by which nuclear TRAF3 regulates B-cell survival via inhibition of CREB stability, information highly relevant to the role of TRAF3 in B-cell malignancies. Dr. Bishop was presented with the cash award at a luncheon last week with members of the Dorfman Family in attendance.
Associate Research Scientist, Bishop Laboratory Address: 2219 MERF Phone: (319) 335-7812 Email: laura-stunz@uiowa.edu
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the University of Iowa will host its first giving day, One Day for Iowa! When you give online during One Day for Iowa, you will make a world of difference at the UI. Follow the Giving Opportunities link on our front page and choose "See Additional Options or Give to...
Two new studies from the University of Iowa suggest that gene therapy may be a viable approach for treating or preventing lung disease caused by cystic fibrosis.
Rachel Brouillette successfully defended her thesis titled, "Arenaviruses:glycoproteins, antibodies, and cell entry".