December 6, 2021

The Department had eight publications listed in PubMed for the month of November 2021. The contributions of our graduate students are highlighted with bold text.

1: Duncan MJ, Guerriero LE, Kohler K, Beechem LE, Gillis BD, Salisbury F, Wessel C, Wang J, Sunderam S, Bachstetter AD, O'Hara BF, Murphy MP. Chronic fragmentation of the daily sleep-wake rhythm increases amyloid-beta levels and neuroinflammation in the 3xTg-AD mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Neuroscience. 2021 Nov 29:S0306-4522(21)00609-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2021.11.042. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34856352.

November 5, 2021

The Department had seven publications listed in PubMed for the month of October 2021. The contributions of our graduate students are highlighted with bold text.

1: Conroy LR, Stanback AE, Young LEA, Clarke HA, Austin GL, Liu J, Allison DB, Sun RC. <i>In Situ</i> Analysis of N-Linked Glycans as Potential Biomarkers of Clinical Course in Human Prostate Cancer. Mol Cancer Res. 2021 Oct;19(10):1727-1738. doi: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-20-0967. Epub 2021 Jun 15. PMID: 34131069; PMCID: PMC8492534.

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October 18, 2021

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

October 5, 2021

The Department had eight publications listed in PubMed for the month of September 2021. The contributions of our graduate students are highlighted with bold text.

1: Wilson P, Abdelmoti L, Norcross R, Jang ER, Palayam M, Galperin E. The role of USP7 in the Shoc2 - ERK1/2 signaling axis and Noonan-like syndrome with loose anagen hair (NSLAH). J Cell Sci. 2021 Sep 23:jcs.258922. doi: 10.1242/jcs.258922. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34553755.

September 9, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 9, 2021) — On Aug. 24, 2021, University of Kentucky senior Zakeya Baker sat down with health experts Becky Dutch, Ph.D, and Alice Thornton, M.D., to ask questions about COVID-19, vaccines and UK’s response to the virus. Dutch and Thornton addressed concerns common to students as well as many individuals across the globe.

September 7, 2021

The Department had seven publications listed in PubMed for the month of August 2021.

1: Hammill JT, Sviripa VM, Kril LM, Ortiz D, Fargo CM, Kim HS, Chen Y, Rector J, Rice AL, Domagalska MA, Begley KL, Liu C, Rangnekar VM, Dujardin JC, Watt DS, Landfear SM, Guy RK. Amino-Substituted 3-Aryl- and 3-Heteroarylquinolines as Potential Antileishmanial Agents. J Med Chem. 2021 Aug 26;64(16):12152-12162. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00813. Epub 2021 Aug 6. PMID: 34355566; PMCID: PMC8404201.

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August 31, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2021) — University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced biology and Lewis Honors College student Kayli Bolton is one of 2021’s 60 recipients to be awarded a scholarship of up to $15,000 from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF).

August 30, 2021

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is pleased to announce its selection of Tianyan Gao, PhD, as acting chair of the department of molecular and cellular biochemistry.

Dr. Gao has dedicated more than a decade to the UK College of Medicine as an educator and researcher, mentoring several students, post-docs, and residents over the years while obtaining substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health and other major organizations.

August 5, 2021

The Department had ten publications listed in PubMed for the month of July 2021.

1: Smith CN, Blackburn JS. PRL-3 promotes a positive feedback loop between STAT1/2-induced gene expression and glycolysis in multiple myeloma. FEBS J. 2021 Jul 29. doi: 10.1111/febs.16120. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34327809.

2: Mak CA, Weis K, Henao T, Kuchtova A, Chen T, Sharma S, Meekins DA, Thalmann M, Vander Kooi CW, Raththagala M. Cooperative Kinetics of the Glucan Phosphatase Starch Excess4. Biochemistry. 2021 Jul 28. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.1c00307. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34319705.

July 19, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 19, 2021) — As the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant continues to spread across the United States and hospitals’ COVID-positive intake numbers climb again, many questions remain around both vaccine effectiveness and vaccination rates, and what these numbers could mean moving into the fall.

July 12, 2021

The Department had twelve publications listed in PubMed for the month of June 2021.

1: Jin H, Moseley HNB. Hierarchical Harmonization of Atom-Resolved Metabolic Reactions across Metabolic Databases. Metabolites. 2021 Jun 30;11(7):431. doi: 10.3390/metabo11070431. PMID: 34209357.

June 30, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2021) — The University of Kentucky’s Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) supports a "collaborative matrix," bringing together diverse groups of investigators, trainees and research groups from nine different colleges across the University of Kentucky campus.

June 7, 2021

A study by several researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) was recently highlighted in AlzForum. The study focuses on polyamines, the nitrogen-packed aliphatic molecules produced by our own cells and found in the foods we eat. They have been described by some as anti-aging generators.

June 4, 2021

The Department had twelve publications listed in PubMed for the month of May 2021.

1: Zhang Z, Cheng L, Zhang Q, Kong Y, He D, Li K, Rea M, Wang J, Wang R, Liu J, Li Z, Yuan C, Liu E, Fondufe-Mittendorf YN, Li L, Wang C, Liu X, Han T. Co-Targeting Plk1 and DNMT3a in Advanced Prostate Cancer. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2021 May 29:e2101458. doi: 10.1002/advs.202101458. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34051063.

June 4, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 4, 2021) — University of Kentucky Department of Neuroscience Professor Greg Gerhardt, Ph.D., hypothesizes that the balance of glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — two main neurotransmitters in the brain — contributes to Alzheimer’s disease and age-related declines in cognition and memory.

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May 24, 2021

Beth Garvy, PhD, and Sidney Whiteheart, PhD, originally planned to study blood clotting in HIV-positive patients when they first approached one another to establish a unified research team. Then COVID-19 emerged, and their focus shifted on the disease that started a global pandemic.

May 24, 2021

In elementary school, Shaw Powell’s favorite subjects were art, physical education, and science, and in that order. Interestingly, the Northern Kentucky native’s career has followed this same trajectory.

First, he received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in art education. Then he joined the Army National Guard and served for seven years. Lastly, in the spring of 2021, he graduated with a Master of Science in Medical Sciences (MSMS) to pursue a research career.

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May 18, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2021) – Though she grew up in California, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center research assistant Sumati Hasani spent many summers of her childhood visiting her extended family in India. The first-generation South Asian American has many fond memories of visiting  her family overseas, whose residences spanned every corner of the country.

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May 10, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 10, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 10 students and recent graduates have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, a UK doctoral student and four alumni received honorable mention recognition from the NSF. 

May 5, 2021

The Department had nine publications listed in PubMed for the month of April 2021.

1: Erfani S, Hua H, Pan Y, Zhou BP, Yang XH. The Context-Dependent Impact of Integrin-Associated CD151 and Other Tetraspanins on Cancer Development and Progression: A Class of Versatile Mediators of Cellular Function and Signaling, Tumorigenesis and Metastasis. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Apr 21;13(9):2005. doi: 10.3390/cancers13092005. PMID: 33919420.