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…

June 3, 2019

Welcome Summer Students!

This summer session, a number of our faculty are hosting undergraduate students in their laboratories to conduct research under the auspices of the INBRE and SURP Programs.  We welcome these students to UAMS and to our Department. INBRE- Richard ‘Jon’ Ward, Harding University (Dr. Rosie Simmen) SURP- Daija Green, Jackson State University (Drs. Frank Simmen…

May 8, 2019

Dr. Kurten Honored by Arkansas Children’s Ruth Olive Beall Awards

Dr. Kurten in lab

Community leaders and physicians who have advanced pediatric health care shined at Arkansas Children’s annual recognition ceremony, the Ruth Olive Beall Service Awards & Honors. Held at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, the ceremony recognized the tireless effort and dedication of physicians with signature awards. The Dr. Robert H. Fiser, Jr. Research Achievement Award:…

April 22, 2019

Symposium Presentation

Dr. Chowdhury

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and his team of collaborators that include students and faculty members from UAMS, UCA and UALR, presented five papers in 27th Annual Arkansas Space Grant Consortium Symposium held at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton, Arkansas on April 19, 2019. Presentations were in both…

April 12, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Wight


Patricia Wight, Ph.D., received a NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke R01 grant entitled “Elucidation of Mechanisms Controlling Human and Mouse Myelin PLP1 Gene Expression”  $1,093,750 (April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2024)

April 3, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Ware

Dr. Jerry Ware

In the most recent issue of Nature Medicine (April 1, 2019), the blood platelet receptor, glycoprotein Ib a, is shown to be critical for the develop of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and in particular the progression to liver cancer (  Jerry Ware, Ph.D., (Professor, Physiology & Biophysics) participated in the study.  Dr. Ware and his…

February 13, 2019

Congratulations Roy Morello, Ph.D.

Roy Morello, Ph.D.

Roy Morello, Ph.D., received an extramural grant ” Primary lung defects in mouse models of osteogenesis imperfect” from the NIH/Nat. Inst. of Child Health & Human Development (01/11/2019 – 12/31/2020), $150,750 Dr. Morello also received a $50,000 Research Scholar Pilot Grant Award “Respiratory Function in Animal Models of Skeletal Dysplasias” for two years.

February 12, 2019

Invited Speaker

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Parimal Chowdhury, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., AGAF, a professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, will present two papers in the upcoming 2019 Experimental Biology meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, April 6-10, 2019. The title of the presentations are Gender specific effects on Growth, Postural muscles and Deep pressure sensitivity in Hindlimb Unloading (Other…

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