Department News

July 2, 2020

Welcome Dr. Bellido!

Group of faculty and staff members wearing masks

Teresita Bellido, Ph.D., started as the new chair of our department on July 1. Things may look a little different right now, but we are excited that she is here! Welcome Dr. Bellido! We are excited about the future of our department.

May 12, 2020

Congratulations Drs. Larry Cornett and Jerry Ware

Congratulations to Dr. Larry Cornett, Director of the INBRE program at UAMS as well as Dr. Jerry Ware, INBRE Program Coordinator and Professor, Department of Physiology for receiving funding for the next 5 years. See the UAMS News article for more information.  

March 30, 2020

Congratulations Dr. Morello

Roy Morello

Roy Morello, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Orthopaedic Surgery and Division of Genetics, and John L. Carroll, M.D., a Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology & Biophysics (James H. Hamlen II Endowed Chair in Pediatric Pulmonology), have just published a new manuscript entitled: “Respiratory Defects in the CrtapKO mouse model…

March 12, 2020

UAMS Student Research Day

Students standing in front of research poster

Great Job! Three graduate students affiliated with our Cell Biology & Physiology (CBP) Track faculty presented their research at the Annual UAMS Student Research Day this past Tuesday (March 10, 2020). Iad Alhallak (breast cancer), Caitlin Caperton (thyroid cancer) and Seunghyun Jung (nanoparticles/neural differentiation) talked about their recent findings from work carried out with mentors…

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…

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…

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.

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