April 2021 News

Alicia Brown (graduate student, Chandler lab) has received a Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship, which will cover her stipend and tuition from 2021-2025. She will be doing her dissertation studying toxins produced by a bacterial pathogen called Burkholderia pseudomallei.  Congratulations Alicia!



A research article by Taybor Parker (PhD, Neufeld lab) and Kristi Neufeld, APC controls Wnt-induced beta-catenin destruction complex recruitment in human colonocytes received 3,180 article downloads in 2020, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded cell and molecular biology papers for Scientific Reports in 2020.


Emma Pagella (undergraduate, Unckless lab) has accepted an offer of admission for a PhD program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Congratulations Emma!


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Sarah Mullinax (graduate student, Unckless lab) presented her poster entitled “The Drosophila antimicrobial peptide, Diptericin A, plays a role in both immunity and microbiome composition.” at the 2021 Drosophila Research Conference (online).

Ronak Tilvawala (assistant professor) gave an invited talk for the 4th International Conference on Pharmaceutical Science and Advanced Drug Delivery Systems (a webinar), entitled: "The role of SERPIN citrullination in pathological thrombosis" held on April 5-6, 2021. 

Yinglong Miao (assistant professor) gave an invited talk “Accelerated Molecular Simulations and Computer-Aided Drug Design” for the Center for Molecular Biophysics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Host: Jeremy Smith), Virtual.

Liang Xu (professor) gave an invited virtual talk at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, entitled: “Drug the Undruggable -- Precision Cancer Medicine Targeting RNA-binding Proteins”, on March 3, 2021.

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Elizabeth R. Everman, Kristen M. Cloud-Richardson, Stuart J. Macdonald (2021) Characterizing the genetic basis of copper toxicity in Drosophila reveals a complex pattern of allelic, regulatory, and behavioral variation Genetics

J. Wang, P. Arantes, A. Bhattarai, R. Hsu, S. Pawnikar, Y-m Huang, G. Palermo, and Yinglong Miao (2021) Gaussian accelerated molecular dynamics: principles and applications. WIREs Computational Molecular Science

Wen-Juan Ma and Paris Veltsos (2021) The diversity and evolution of sex chromosomes in frogs Genes

Wen-Juan Ma and several other authors (2021) A single QTL with large effect is associated with female functional virginity in an asexual parasitoid wasp Molecular Ecology

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