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Publications From the Month of October

This month, our department published the following 8 publications!1:  Liu J, Murali T, Yu T, Liu C, Sivakumaran TA, Moseley HNB, Zhulin IB, Weiss HL, Durbin EB, Ellingson SR, Liu J, Huang B, Hallahan BJ,...

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Posted - Oct 8Read More

Alex Helman: Great Strides for Women in Science

Alex Helman, who recently succeeded in the defense of her dissertation, has accepted a full-time position with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) where she will be working on...

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Posted - Oct 3Read More

Alzheimer's and the Amyloid Hypothesis

Dr. M. Paul Murphy, a faculty member within the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, contributed his thoughts on the “amyloid hypothesis” in the July 25,...

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Posted - Jul 31Read More

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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