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On January 9, 2018 Ashley Cooney successfully defended her thesis titled, "Integrating viral vectors as a gene therapy approach for cystic fibrosis”. She is pictured with her mentor Dr. Patrick Sinn. Research Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease that affects multiple organs in the body. People...
Professor Jon Houtman is the 2017 recipient of the J. P. Long Teaching Award in the Basic Sciences. There is one such award given yearly in the Basic Sciences. The award is given to faculty members who have demonstrated commitment to teaching at the highest level. He will be honored at a February...
On November 17, 2017, Kayley H. Janssen successfully defended her thesis titled, "Post-transcriptional regulation of virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa”. Background It all began in 1989 when Kayley was born in Denver, Colorado. Her family soon realized that the great state of Iowa was...
The research of Dr. Hillel Haim and his team featured on the cover of the Fall issue of Medicine Iowa . The study was performed in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and applies samples from HIV-infected patients collected by Prof. Jack Stapleton since 1985.
Jeremiah Athmer successfully defended his PhD thesis, "New Insights into NSP15 protein and RNA elements during mouse hepatitis virus infection" on Friday, October 20, 2017. Jeremiah appears with his mentor, Dr. Stanley Perlman. About Jeremiah Jeremiah grew up in Dixon, a small town in rural...
Prostaglandin EI inhibits leukemia stem cells and targeting leukemia stem cells in combination with standard chemotherapy may improve treatment for chronic myeloid leukemia. Read more about the research from The Loop . Xue was featured on a KGAN CBS 2 news story .
Professor Gail Bishop is part of a team of UI faculty and members that will continue research on the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant. In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic both institutions are working on innovative lymphoma research. The grant is funded through the...
Department faculty Al Klingelhutz, Hai-Hui Xue and David Weiss have all been promoted to full professorship. The faculty were recognized on their achievements at a Carver College of Medicine event along with other professors who were recently promoted. Congratulations to all of our newly appointed...
Seminar Series Full Schedule Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. These seminars are held Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m. in Watzke Auditorium (Aud 3) in the Bowen Science Building (unless otherwise noted). All are encouraged to attend free of charge. If you are interested in...
Scientific Careers Retreat on Monday, May 22nd registration information: The University of Iowa (UI) Carver College of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology, announce the Scientific Careers Retreat in the Urmila Sahai Seminar Room (MERF 2117) on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 1-5 pm with a...