April 12, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Wight

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 (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0379-5).  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…


January 29, 2019

Welcome Visiting Academic Scholar

scholar in labaratory

We welcome Sofia Jade Saguyod, who is a Visiting Academic Scholar from the University of the Philippines. Sofia will be spending 6 months in Dr. Rosie Simmen’s laboratory conducting studies to delineate the role of Metformin in Estrogen receptor signaling in endometrial carcinoma cells. Metformin is used in the management of diabetes and has been…


January 28, 2019

Kurten Wins Research Award

Dr. Kurten in lab

Richard C. Kurten, Ph.D, Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Lung Cell Biology Laboratory, is the winner of the Robert H. Fiser, Jr. M.D., Research Award! The award is presented by Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  


November 29, 2018

UAMS Hosts American Heart Association Sweethearts

Instructor talking with group of high school girls in a conference room

Central Arkansas Sweethearts from the American Heart Association visited UAMS October 24-25. The American Heart Association Sweethearts are high school sophomores who (from August through March) actively participate in a program designed to teach them about heart healthy lifestyles and about the prevention of heart disease and stroke through education and volunteerism. The mission of the…


Dr. Vladimir Lupashin Speaks at International Meeting

Dr. Vladimir Lupashin

Dr. Vladimir Lupashin, a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, joined two Nobel Prize winners, several National Academy of Sciences members and faculty from some of the world’s most prestigious universities when giving an invited presentation in Italy recently. His talk at the Federation of European Biochemical Societies 2018 Golgi Meeting: Membrane Trafficking in Cell Organization…


November 19, 2018

Teens get ‘PhUn’ learning experience at UAMS

Students reacting to mannequin

Nearly three dozen students in ninth through 12th grades from Little Rock Central High School visited the UAMS campus recently to participate in PhUn Day, organized by the UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the UAMS College of Medicine as part of the American Physiological Society’s national Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week program.


Dr. Aime Franco Serves at American Association of Cancer Research workshop

Dr. Franco

Dr. Aime Franco, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, served as an invited faculty member at an American Association of Cancer Research workshop held in Boston last week for basic scientists pursuing training in order to transition into translational cancer research. Dr. Franco served on a panel discussion, “From Bench to…


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