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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.
Microbiology Graduate Program Email: b rianna-steiert@uiowa.edu Lab: Mary Weber, PhD Year Entered Into Program: 2019 Research Statement Chlamydia trachomatis (C.t.) is the cause of the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection and the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide...
Microbiology Graduate Program Address: 3-403 BSB Phone: (319) 335-7810 Email: lisa-khuu@uiowa.edu Mentor: Rotating Year Entered Into Program: 2019
Microbiology Graduate Program Email: cami-hippee@uiowa.edu Lab: Patrick Sinn, PhD Year Entered Into Program: 2019 Research Statement The question that drives my research is “how is measles virus so contagious?”. Measles virus is the most contagious human virus, but it is not clear what unique...
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".
The Carver College of Medicine interviewed Microbiology Professor Willmara Salgado-Pabón for Faculty Focus. She is pictured here (left) with students from the GirlsGoSTEM program last Fall 2015.