BMI Weekly News

BMI Weekly News

October 14, 2019

News of Interest

â- Congratulations to members of our faculty for recent promotions, awards, and grants:

° Sharon Ackerman, Ph.D. (BMI) - Received the College Teaching Award

° Jeffrey Withey, Ph.D. (BMI) - Promotion to Professor

° Li Zhou, M.D. (HFHS) (BMI Adjunct) - Promotion to Adjunct Associate Professor

° Yan-Yuan (Jeffrey) Tseng, Ph.D. (CMMG, BMI Retreat) Promotion to Associate Professor (RE) with tenure.

° Eric Sebzda, Ph.D. (BMI) - KCI funding award for his scientific pilot project "Target KLF-2-mediated immune suppression to treat established prostate cancer".

â- Congratulations and thanks to the following BMI students, for their participation in Wayne State University's Chuan-Pu Lee, Ph.D. Endowed Graduate Student Research Presentation Day (GSRPD). Dr. Lee was a member of the faculty of one of our predecessors, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

- Madison Peterson 2019 GSRPD committee member, Abstracts, Public Relations, Oral presentation (Withey lab).

- Nathan Kelley, 2019 GSRPD committee member, Judges (He lab).

- Kaitlyn Gordon, Oral presentation (Sebzda lab)

- Taylor Vensko, Poster presentation (Pellett lab)

- Alice Turner, Poster presentation (Huttemann lab)

- Ashley Anderson, Poster presentation (Pellett lab)

- Vanessa Kamdoun, Poster presentation (Kovari lab)

- Ali-Rida Beydoun, Poster presentation (Kovari lab) - Honorable Mention Recipient

- Cameron Roberts, Poster presentation (Mitra lab)

- Raniya Abdel Haq, Poster presentation (Mitra lab)

- Kendall Muzzarelli, Poster presentation (Kovari lab) - Honorable Mention Recipient

- Andrew Kulek, Poster presentation (Przyklenk lab)

- James Glassbrook, Poster presentation (Gibson lab)

° GSRPD BMI Day-of volunteers: Taylor Vensko, Kendall Muzzarelli, Jonathan Greenberg, Vanessa Kamdoun, Bhavita Bhaya, and Jillian Green

Departmental Events

â- Journal Club/RDP: PhD student, Ashley Anderson, presents title: "Timing is everything: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) cVAC biogenesis depends on pUL103 expression late in infection" on Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:30am-1:20pm, 3125 Scott Hall. Mentor: Dr. Phil Pellett

â- BMI Seminar: Speaker, Zhara Assar-Nossini, Ph.D. Title: "Structure-Based-Drug-Design Approaches in Industry: 1. Structure-Based Mutational Analysis to Study Binding Mechanisms. 2. Protein Crystallization and Rational Drug Design via Thermal Shift Assay." Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:30am-12:25pm, 2268 Scott Hall, School of Medicine. Hosted by: Cameron Roberts, BMI Students

â- Next Journal Club/RDP: PhD student, Yingxue Zhang, presents title: "Crystal structure of SMYD2 complex with Parp1 peptide reveals an unexpected secondary binding site." on Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:30am-1:20pm, 3125 Scott Hall. Mentor: Dr. Zhe Yang

Other Events

â- The OVPR is offering a free research development seminar on a post award subject: Using Researcher's Dashboard, Thursday, October 24, 2019, 12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., Margherio Conference Center. See attached posting for the complete details.

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