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UK Doctoral Candidate Selected to Participate in New Advocacy Program

Ten researchers from institutions across the U.S. have been selected to participate in the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Advocacy Training Program, a rigorous six-month ...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Jul 21Read More

A Rising Star in NIH Funding!

According to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (http://www.brimr.org/default.htm), with just under $11,000,000 in NIH research funding, the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry is...

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Posted - Jul 19Read More

The COBRE Nanbodies Project

We are now offering a single domain antibody (Nanobody®) production service. Nanobodies, in contrast to conventional antibodies which are made up of two heavy and two light chains with a molecular weight of ~...

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Posted - Jul 18Read More

Head Injuries and the Path from Pilot Study to Major Grant

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a hot topic of late as soldiers return from the battlefield and football players from the gridiron with debilitating injuries.To date, treatment for TBI has been limited...

Tags - Research, Grant

Posted - Apr 18Read More

UK Bootcamp Team Member Headed to Innovation Competition in Chicago

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship(VACE), part of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, announced that one of its Fall 2017 Bootcamp teams, OptiMol Enzymes, has been...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Jan 29Read More

Markey's Blackburn Earns NIH New Innovator Award for Cancer Research

 University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researcher Jessica Blackburn has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years to fund...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry

Posted - Oct 6Read More

Matthew Gentry: Biofuels, Epilepsy and Science Advocacy

By Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis ThursdayIn May, it was my distinct pleasure to present Matthew Gentry with a University Research Professorship award. He was one of 16 faculty, selected by their own...

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Posted - Jul 26Read More

The People Behind Our Research: "You Have to Follow the Science Where it Takes You"

A peek at Matthew Gentry's professional profile reveals a long list of honors and awards.A National Science Foundation Faculty Career Development Award.A National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence...

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Posted - Jul 17Read More

Biochemistry Doctoral Student Receives P.E.O. Scholarship for Women

Katy Brewer, a doctoral student in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, was chosen as one of 100 doctoral students in the United States and Canada to receive a $15,000...

Tags - Biochemistry, Students

Posted - May 26Read More

UK Researcher Leads International Epilepsy Cure Initiative

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Matthew Gentry will direct a team international scientists recently awarded a five-year, $8.5 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to pursue a...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry,  Epilepsy

Posted - Aug 1Read More

UK Virologist Becky Dutch Explores the Varying Nature of Viruses

From Zika to Ebola, the emerging viruses of the 21st century pose a threat to populations throughout the world as silent invaders of the human body. While viruses infect most people multiple times a year with...

Tags - Biochemistry, Research

Posted - Feb 23Read More

Dutch named American Society of Virology President-Elect

University of Kentucky College of Medicine Professor Rebecca Dutch has been named President-Elect for the American Society for Virology (ASV). The American Society of Virology, comprised of over 3,000 members...

Tags - Faculty, Awards and Recognition, Biochemistry

Posted - Oct 5Read More

Muscular Dystrophy Association Funds ALS Research at UK

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) awarded Haining Zhu, a professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, a three-year, $300,000 grant to study the underlying...

Tags - Research, Biochemistry, ALS

Posted - Sep 16Read More

UK Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Link Between Obesity and Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Kentucky researcher Fredrick Onono to study the potential link between obesity and breast cancer. Obese women are four...

Tags - Research, Obesity associated complications, National Cancer Institute

Posted - Aug 13Read More

UK Board Approves Four University Research Professorships

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved University Research Professorships for 2015-16 for four faculty members. The professorships carry a $40,000 award to support research. Funds for...

Tags - Biochemistry, Faculty

Posted - May 9Read More

Markey, LLS Host Fourth Annual 'Meet the Researchers Day'

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted their fourth annual "Meet the Researchers Day" last Thursday. Meet the Researchers Day is a field trip given as a...

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Posted - May 4Read More