September 6, 2018

Dr. Aime Franco Completes Ironman Race

Aime Franco runs through the finish line

Congratulations to Aime Franco who completed her first Ironman 70.3 race August 26th in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Dr. Franco started going 1/2 marathons and triathlons three years ago to get in better shape. After completing a couple short distance triathlon races around Arkansas, Aime decided to try a long distance race. Dr. Franco grew…

August 31, 2018

Department Business Administrator Rod Romilly, B.S.E., Retires

Rod Romily poses with Department Chair Michael Jennings

Our Department Business Administrator Rod Romilly, B.S.E., retires this week. We had a big send off last week with a taco and nacho lunch. Thanks Rod for your years of service and best of luck in retirement!

August 24, 2018

Meet Our Visiting Scholar

Qioung Li

I am Qiong Li, M.D., Ph.D., a visiting scholar from China. I am an associate professor and Vice President of the Nursing College at Xinxiang Medical University. My main research fields are stem cells and myocardial regeneration. From September 2017 to August 2018, I worked at the Physiology and Biophysics Department at UAMS with Brian…

August 21, 2018

Where Are They Now? Ying Su

YIng Su posing in front of the Deciphera logo

We caught up with 2009 graduate Ying Su, Ph.D.: Upon completion of my Ph.D., I moved to Boston for post-doctoral training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). During my tenure at DFCI, I developed a strong sense that scientific insight is essential in the drug development process. Hence, I decided to pursue a career in translational medicine…

August 3, 2018

Undergrads Learn about Science’s Winding Path at Research

student and faculty member view a poster

Science can lead you to some unexpected places. Just ask Aime Franco, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UAMS College of Medicine Department of Physiology and Biophysics, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 22 but never expected to make a career out of researching it. Franco gave the keynote talk July 25 to the…

July 25, 2018

Where Are They Now?
Sarah Zimmerman

Sarah Zimmerman, Ph.D. in a lab

We checked up with 2018 graduate Sarah Zimmerman, Ph.D.: I am now working as a postdoc with Roberta Faccio in the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Washington University School of Medicine. My project is on breast cancer metastasis to bone, and I am studying the role of DKK1 protein in the changes in bone mass and…

July 16, 2018

July 2018

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Parimal Chowdhury, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics, has been invited by the International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases (ISPTID) to present a talk in their 14th Annual meeting to be held in Izmir, Turkey, October 4-6, 2018. Dr. Chowdhury is a member of the Scientific…

May 16, 2018

May 2018

Physiology and Biophysics Graduates recieve their PhD

Congratulations to our 2018 Physiology and Biophysics Ph.D. Graduates!

April 16, 2018

April 2018

Leslie and Jessica celebrate by hugging

Dean’s Honor Day: Master Teacher Award Michael Jennings, Ph.D. The annual College of Medicine Dean’s Honor Awards were held April 24. Jennings, who has served as professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics since 1995, was honored for his advocacy of the active learning methods and integrated curriculum for first- and second-year…

March 16, 2018

March 2018

Lorenzo smiling and holding up his fist outside a conference room

March 2018 Congratulations to the new Dr. Lorenzo M. Fernandes, who successfully completed his Ph.D. program on March 28, 2018. Aime Franco, Ph.D., spoke at the kick off for the Hot Springs Village Walk for Cancer Research. She will also be the guest speaker for the community’s “Doctor in the Village” series on May 17.  Get more…

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