Publications for the month of March, 2019

In March the Department had eight publications. That makes 32 listed in PubMed for the first quarter of the year! 1: Kinder JT, Klimyte EM, Chang A, Williams JV, Dutch RE. Human metapneumovirus fusion protein...

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Posted - Apr 10Read More

Natalia Korotkova: Identification of a Potential Target for Strep A Vaccine

Dr. Natalia Korotkova, research assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, led a team of investigators who have identified a new potential target for a Group A Streptococcus...

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Posted - Apr 9Read More

The American Association of Cancer Research's New AMC Member: Caroline Smith!

Please join us in congratulating Caroline Smith (a member of Jessica Blackburn's lab), who has been appointed to a 3-year term on the Associate Member Council (AMC) for the American Association of Cancer...

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Posted - Mar 27Read More

Publications From the Month of February, 2019

This month, our department published the following 6 publications! 1:  Turcios L, Chacon E, Garcia C, Eman P, Cornea V, Jiang J, Spear B, Liu C, Watt DS, Marti F, Gedaly R. Autophagic flux modulation by Wnt/β-...

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Posted - Feb 6Read More

Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf: Epigenetics may hold key to arsenic’s role in cancer.

Our Department wishes to congratulate Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf for being featured in an article from NIEHS!  Fondufe-Mittendorf was recognized in the article for her work in epigenetics, which is the study of...

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Posted - Jan 9Read More

UK Biochemist Recognized for Work in FUS-ALS

Researchers at the University of Kentucky have discovered new biological processes by which mutations in the FUS gene cause neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).FUS is a DNA and RNA binding...

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Posted - Nov 21Read More

Gentry Receives National Award for Outstanding Mentorship

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced that University of Kentucky's Matthew Gentry has received the Landis Award for...

Tags - Biochemistry, Faculty, Faculty Mentoring

Posted - Nov 13Read 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 (, 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