February 2016 News
Kristi Neufeld (associate professor) organized a conference for KU Cancer Center Cancer Biology, a research program which she co-leads. The meeting, held on January 22 at Maceli’s Banquet Hall in Lawrence, included talks from Stowers Institute and KU Medical Center program members and a keynote lecture by Saraswati Sukumar, PhD, Professor of Human Genetics, Professor of Oncology and Pathology, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Liang Xu (left, associate professor) and Kristi Neufeld (above, associate professor) had a recent research article entitled “Natural product (–)-gossypol inhibits colon cancer cell growth by targeting RNA-binding protein Musashi-1” highlighted in KU Today.
Bryce Blankenfeld (graduate student, Gamblin lab) has been selected to receive an Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Young Investigator Scholarship which will be presented at the 10th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Conference: An Educational Course on Translating Research into Drugs on March 6-8, 2016 in Miami Beach, FL.
Nikola Kenjic (graduate student, Lamb lab) was the recipient of a KU Molecular Biosciences Travel Grant to attend the Eleventh KinTek New Enzymology Kinetics Workshop in Austin Texas, January 3-8.
Kyle Monize (undergraduate, Chandler lab) and Adam Reeves (undergraduate, Macdonald lab) were the recipients of poster awards at the 14th Annual K-INBRE Symposium in Overland Park, KS on January 16th. Kyle’s poster was entitled “Ligand-binding requirements of an unusual LuxR homolog in the human pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei." Adam’s poster was entitled “Patterns of transposable element expression during Drosophila aging.” Kyle (far left) and Adam (far right) are shown with the other poster prize winners.