Rebekah Gundry, PhD, Assistant Professor, to be Keynote speaker at the Younger Chemists Committee Poster Mixer on Nov. 1st. The mixer is sponsored by the ACS society. It will be held Nov. 1st from 6:30 - 9:00 PM in the Union Ballroom East on the UW Milwaukee Campus. The mixer is free to all attendees, presenters and guests.
To Matthew Scaglione, new faculty member, and co-recruit with the Neuroscience Research Center. Dr. Scaglione will join MCW on August 1st. Matthew comes from the University of Michigan Medical Center where he was a postdoctoral fellow. We are pleased and excited to have Matthew join us and wish him much success in his career. A formal announcement will be made at a later date.
Subarna Bhattacharya, graduate student, in Dr. Rebekah Gundry's lab takes 1st prize and Kurt Kolander, graduate student, Dr. Ravi Misra's lab takes 2nd prize at the annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium. This year’s topic focused on cardiovascular biology. Both students did an excellent job representing their labs and The Medical College of Wisconsin in a highly competitive poster contest. Their professional attitude and excellent communication skills helped them beat out some very big name labs! Both students took home cash prizes for their efforts. Congratulations Subarna and Kurt!
Rebekah Gundry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, has been awarded the 2013 Robert J. Cotter Young Investigator Award by the US Human Proteome Organization (US HUPO). Dr. Gundry will present a lecture and receive the award and honorarium during the upcoming US HUPO conference in Baltimore, MD, March 10-13, 2013. The annual national award was established in honor of the late Dr. Robert Cotter, a founding US HUPO Board member, to recognize an outstanding early career faculty member who is using proteomic technologies to address outstanding questions in human biology. Dr. Gundry is being recognized for her work on applying mass spectrometry and proteomics to human stem cell biology and cardiac development. Dr. Gundry joined the Biochemistry faculty in 2010 and is also a member of the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center. Read More...
Graduate Student News
We would like to welcome the following graduate students into the Department of Biochemistry. These students have completed their first year of graduate school and have now entered labs in which they intend to do their thesis and graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy. They are as follows:
Amber Bakkum - Blake Hill Lab
Becky Holme - Daisy Sahoo Lab
Erin Kropp (MSTP) - Rebekah Gundry Lab
Joo-Hyung Lee - Hyeongnman (Joseph) Jeong Lab
Amanda Nevins is the 2013-2014 GSA Biochemistry Department Representative.
Park Lab manuscript appears in Molecular and Cell Biology Aug 19 2013 titled "A mortalin/HSPA9-mediated switch in tumor suppressive signaling of Raf/MEK/ERK" Authors are: Wu, P. K., Hong, S.-K., Veeranki, S., Starenki, D., Karkhanis, M., Plaza, J. A., Park, J.-I Read More...
Dustin Whitney's latest paper, which appears in the current issue (June 26) of the J Am Chem Soc. describes a novel partial unfolding mechanism for the allosteric regulation of a PDZ domain protein the regulates cell polarity. Read more...
In the current (July 16) issue of Proc Nat Acad Sci USA, Francis Peterson and Brian Volkman (in collaboration with Sean Cutler, UC Riverside) published the X-ray crystal structure of a synthetic ABA agonist that elicits guard cell closure, ABA-regulated gene expression, and drought tolerance in plants. Read more...