December 2016 News
The Department of Molecular Biosciences is accepting applications for our doctoral programs, with an initial review deadline of December 15th. The department has open positions in many labs for strong, motivated students interested in Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Any questions can be directed to any of our faculty, or to the Director of Graduate Studies.
Audrey Lamb (professor) is a co-investigator on a recently funded National Institute of General Medical Sciences Research Project Grant entitled “Dissecting allostery in pyruvate kinase.” Aron Fenton (KU Medical Center) is leading this project, designed to understand the regulation of the enzyme pyruvate kinase in diabetes.
Kristi Neufeld (professor) was highlighted as one of KU’s most innovative researchers at the KU Elevate: Innovation in Action event in Wichita on Friday, October 28. Neufeld gave a TED-style talk called “Go with your gut: the study of tumor-suppressing proteins” which can be viewed on YouTube.
Eric Deeds and Scott Hefty (associate professors) and Audrey Lamb (professor) attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Tampa, Florida, November 9-12 where they served as mentors and poster judges.