January 22, 2020

UAMS-Led Research Spurs Artistic Revelation

Platelet Thombus render

It looks like something conjured by the imagination, or perhaps an other-worldly landscape. But an award-winning artistic image actually has roots in the laboratory and creative minds of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Brian Storrie, Ph.D., a professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and…

January 8, 2020

Congratulations Dr. Bellido

UAMS Faculty members posing with plaque

Dr. Teresita Bellido, incoming Chair of Physiology and Biophysics, has been named Arkansas Research Alliance Scholar.  https://news.uams.edu/2019/12/05/uams-researcher-teresita-bellido-named-ara-scholar/ Dr. Bellido will begin her role as Chairman of Physiology and Biophysics on July 1, 2020  

December 18, 2019

Holiday Joy 2019

holiday party picture

Great Holiday Party hosted by Leoamie Jefferson and the students of Physiology and Biophysics. Food, Fellowship, and loads of Fun and Games set a Joyous atmosphere for all!                

November 1, 2019


The Annual Physiology and Biophysics Halloween Potluck was Spooktacular! Thank you to Leoamie Jefferson for a boo-tiful job planning fun and games and fellowship–she even brought Trick or Treaters. Adam Corken, Postdoctoral Fellow, transformed the hallway and break room in to a bone-chilling dark and creepy spider’s den to set the atmosphere. Adam was also…

October 21, 2019

Congratulations Maya Merriweather – 2019 Phillip L. Rayford Scholarship Winner

The 2019 Phillip L. Rayford Memorial Scholarship winner is Maya Merriweather. Maya received  a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2017. She is a member of Student Advocacy Council and is Vice President of the Edith Irby Jones Chapter of Student National Medical Association.  She is also the recipient of…

October 1, 2019

Great Job

Congratulations are in order to Pankaj Patyal who was awarded first place for his poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience held on Sept. 30, 2019 at UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. ​ The title of the presentation is “The wmN1 Enhancer Region of the Mouse Myelin Proteolipid Protein Gene (mPlp1) is Indispensable for…

Congratulations Ph.D. Candidates

Congratulations to Departmental Graduate Students Receiving White Coats Rebecca Ring, a graduate student in Dr. Maria Almeida-Schuller’s lab, Zinia D’Souza, a graduate student in Dr. Vladimir Lupashin’s lab, and Caitlin Caperton, an M.D.-Ph.D. student of Drs. Aime Franco and Jerry Ware received their white coats at the recent UAMS Graduate School’s Research Induction Ceremony. The…

August 9, 2019

Congratulations Zinia D’Souza

Zinia D'Souza

Ms. Zinia D’Souza for successfully passing her Ph.D. Qualifying Exam! This summer Zinia presented her research at the Gordon Research Conference on Molecular Membrane Biology and was selected to participate in the EMBO Practical Course on Current Methods in Cell Biology, which will take place at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany in September. She also published her…

June 26, 2019

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., Retirement Reception

Dr. Chowdhury

Congratulations Dr. Chowdhury on your retirement! The department hosted a retirement ceremony on June 21, 2019.

June 5, 2019

Congratulations, Dr. Chowdhury

  Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and a longtime member of the American Physiological Society was awarded APS FELLOW status by the governing board of the American Physiological Society on June 4, 2019. The rank of Fellow is an elite member status reserved to honor distinguished leaders who…

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