Congratulations to Dr. Noel Warfel who was awarded a Lung Cancer Discovery Award, a one year $100,000 grant from the American Lung Association to fund his project “Targeting PIM kinases to Oppose Nrf2-driven Lung Cancers”
What does it mean to be a scientist? Far more than doing research in a lab, says Michael Johnson, whose unconventional passage into the field began with a bowling championship and a music degree.
In a recent study led by UA Assistant Professor Casey Romanoski, PhD, the research team used genome-wide epigenetics to identify major drivers of human artery endothelial cell responses to inflammatory environments. They utilized endothelial genome sequences called enhancers to pinpoint DNA variation in humans that may underpin differential susceptibility to coronary artery disease. Their findings, published June 6th in eLIFE (https://elifesciences.org/articles/22536), improve our understanding of vascular biology and moves us one step closer to understanding the molecular mechanisms of disease.
Congratulations to Dr. Keith Maggert who has received the prestigious NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award, a five-year $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund his project “Induced transgenerational inheritance without epigenetics”.
Congratulations to Kelvin Pond, John Ryniawec and Jacob Zbesko, our UA ARCS Foundation Scholars for 2017-18!
On Saturday, November 19th our Department Head, Dr. Janko Nikolich-Žugich, will be named the Chair of the Biological Section of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)!
Keith Maggert, PhD, with the University of Arizona Cancer Center and associate professor of cellular and molecular medicine, has been awarded a $1.7 million NIH grant and has been recognized for his high-risk/high-reward research that has the potential to change the way we think about epigenetics in disease.
To ensure researchers are competitive in their submission for national research funds to develop cures or new treatments for the world’s most pressing diseases, the UA Health Sciences has awarded four faculty members multidisciplinary program feasibility awards.
The college was honored with INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
House dust differences between Amish and Hutterite communities affect immune development and asthma risk, according to study co-authored by University of Arizona Health Sciences researcher Dr. Donata Vercelli published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Five-year National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute program project grant led by UA Vice President for Health Sciences Dr. Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia
Infecting between 50 to 80 percent of the population in the U.S. by the age of 40, the cytomegalovirus, known as CMV, is providing UAHS researchers with answers on how the incurable virus is able to lay dormant and then reactivate to become a life-threatening risk for those with inadequate immune systems.