April 2015 News
Josie Chandler (assistant professor) is the recipient of a Research Project Award from the Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP) NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for her proposal entitled “A non-canonical quorum sensing regulator of virulence in Burkholderia pseudomallei.” The goal of this work is to understand the regulatory pathway that controls virulence factor expression in the human pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Wonpil Im (associate professor) is the recipient of a University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizing research impact of major significance in science, technology, and mathematics at the University of Kansas.
Kathy Meneely (research associate, Lamb lab) is the recipient of a travel award from the KU Postdoctoral Association to attend and present a poster at the 35th Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference on September 12 in Chicago.
Rana Aliani (undergraduate, Lundquist Lab) was selected as a K-INBRE Undergraduate Scholar for Spring and Summer of 2015. Rana’s will study the role of the Neurofibromatosis type II protein NFM-1 in neuronal migration.
Kyle Monize (undergraduate, Chandler Lab) was selected as a K-INBRE Undergraduate Scholar for Spring and Summer of 2015. Kyle's work will support efforts to understand how a virulence regulator becomes activated in the human pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei.
Daniel Pham (undergraduate, Xu lab) is a recipient of a 2015 KU Cancer Center Summer Student Research Training Award for his proposal entitled “Molecular cancer therapy targeting RNA binding protein Musashi-1.” Daniel will work and train in the lab of Liang Xu under the mentorship of postdoctoral fellow Lan Lan from June 1 - July 24. He will also have the opportunity to present a poster on his project at the annual KUCC Research Symposium to be held November 13-14 at the KU Edwards campus.
Jessica van Loben Sels (undergraduate, Davido Lab) was selected as a K-INBRE Undergraduate Scholar for Spring and Summer of 2015. Her award will support work to understand how the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) protein ICP0 counteracts cellular defenses to stimulate viral replication.