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Dr. Manning named UT COM Student Ombudsman
An Ombudsman is generally defined as a representative of an organization whose position
is designed to investigate complaints and suggest solutions. Within a university,
the Ombuds helps students resolve concerns, problems or conflicts with regards to
university policies, procedures and decisions. The Ombuds will provide a confidential
and neutral place for students to come to express their concerns and work to identify
options for a successful resolution of their problem. This does not take the place
of other formal processes, but acts as an additional option to guide conflict resolution.
|Dr. Cynthia Smas receives Career Enhancement Award
|Dr. Cynthia Smas has been granted an American Physiological Society Research Career
Enhancement Award. The award is designed to enhance the career potential of regular
APS members and can be used to support short-term visits to other laboratories to
acquire new specific skills or support attendance at special courses devoted primarily
to methodologies appropriate for both a new investigator and a more senior investigator
entering a new field of research. The award, of up to $4,000, allows an individual
in the early phases of his/her career to obtain special training; the award also allows
an individual in the later phases of his/her career to develop new skills and to retrain
in areas of developing interests.
Dr. Smas plans to attend a two week course offered through Vanderbilt University, "An Organ Systems Approach to Experimental Targeting of the Metabolic Syndrome."
|Biochemistry & Cancer Biology department research highlighted
A recent Rocket Science publication highlights research by several members of the Department of Biochemistry & Cancer Biology. This includes articles describing the research of Dr. Kam Yeung on the function of the RKIP protein in slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells; Dr. Ivana de la Serna on the role of modifications of chromatin structure for cancer treatment; Drs. Kandace Williams and Steve Patrick exploring how DNA repair pathways may be exploited to boost effectiveness of cancer therapies; Dr. Manohar Ratnam on development of new therapies for breast and prostate cancers; and that of department chair, Dr. William Maltese, on gene-based strategies to kill glioblastoma cells.
Congratulations to Cancer Biology students
Nneka Mbah, member of the William Maltese and Jean Overmeyer lab, has been awarded the 2013 Robert R. Buell Memorial Achievement Award. The award recognizes a graduate student who best exemplifies comprehensive excellence in the physical, biological and social sciences, and in the humanities and plans a career in education. Nneka is currently a third year biomedical sciences student in the Cancer Biology track investigating the relationship between energy metabolism and cell death in glioblastoma cells underoing methuosis. Congratulations Nneka!
Archit Trivedi, 2nd year Cancer Biology graduate student, took second place at the
Univ. of Toledo Midwest Graduate Research Symposium held March 24, 2012. The symposium
was organized by the UT Graduate Student Association and featured presentations from
graduate students represented by 25 invited midwestern universities. This is the
first time a student from the Health Science campus has won an award at the symposium.
Jessica Arden, Dr. Kathryn Eisenmann's lab, has received the 2011/2012 Satellites and Retirees Scholarship award for the Cancer Biology track of the Biomedical Sciences program. Jessica is a MD/PhD student and has completed her first two years of medical school and recently passed her Step 1 exams. She is currently a full-time student in the Eisenmann lab investigating the role formins play in directing the aggressive type of brain cancer cells, glioblastoma, to spread within the normal brain tissue. Congratulations Jess!
|2012 Thesis Defense
|CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Venkata Srinivas Mohan Nimai Dangeti!
Dr. Dangeti successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Processing of Cisplatin Interstrand Crosslinks (ICLSs) by DNA Repair Proteins" on October 31, 2012. He was mentored by Dr. Stephan Patrick. Dr. Dangeti accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. James Bieker, Dept. of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.
|CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Suneethi Sivakumaran!!
Dr. Sivakumaran successfully defended her dissertation on August 9, 2012, entitled "Role of Androgen Receptor in Folate Receptor Alpha Regulation and in Prostate Cancer" She was awarded her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology). Dr. Sivakumaran was mentored by Dr. Manohar Ratnam and has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
|CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Sanjeevani Arora!
Sanjeevani successfully defended her dissertation on June 29, 2012, entitled "Identifying and Targeting Cellular Mechanisms that Enhance Cisplatin Chemotherapeutic Response in Cancer." She was awarded her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology). Dr. Arora was mentored by Dr. Stephen Patrick and has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Greg Enders at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA.