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Iowan high school students visit Al Klingelhutz's lab

Students from Louisa-Muscatine High School in Letts, Iowa visited the lab of Al Klingelhutz, Associate Professor in Microbiology recently. They viewed HeLa cells (originally derived from Henrietta Lacks) in his lab. The students are reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book discusses a range of subjects on ethics in research, informed consent, cervical cancer, HPV, and cell immortalization. Dr. Klingelhutz led an interactive discussion on these topics with the students. This was part of a visit to The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine to learn about the field of medicine and basic sciences.

Dr. Chioma Okeoma recognized as a 2016 Iowa Women of Innovation Award winner

Dr. Chioma Okeoma was recognized with the Research Innovation and Leadership Award from the Technology Association of Iowa. Her research has led to discoveries that could improve therapies in HIV and breast cancer. Okeoma was one of eight women leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to be honored as winners of the Ninth Annual Des Moines Area Community College Iowa Women of Innovation Awards.

Dr. Gail Bishop receives Donald D. Dorfman Research Award

Dr. Gail Bishop, Professor of Microbiology, was selected for this year’s Donald D. Dorfman Research Award from the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, at the University of Iowa. She was chosen for the award for her paper entitled “Nuclear TRAF3 is a negative regulator of CREB in B cells,” published this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. which furthered her work in lymphoma research. The authors show for the first time that TRAF3 is a resident nucleus protein that associates with the transcriptional regulator cAMP response element binding protein (CREB) in B lymphocytes. Their results identify a new mechanism by which nuclear TRAF3 regulates B-cell survival via inhibition of CREB stability, information highly relevant to the role of TRAF3 in B-cell malignancies. Dr. Bishop was presented with the cash award at a luncheon last week with members of the Dorfman Family in attendance.

One Day for Iowa, this is our day to make a difference!

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the University of Iowa will host its first giving day, One Day for Iowa! When you give online during One Day for Iowa, you will make a world of difference at the UI.

Follow the Giving Opportunities link on our front page and choose "See Additional Options...

Faculty Focus on Professor Wilmara Salgado-Pabón

The Carver College of Medicine interviewed Microbiology Professor Willmara Salgado-Pabón for Faculty Focus. She is pictured here (left) with students from the GirlsGoSTEM program last Fall 2015.

Post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Heidi Crosby committed to undergraduate mentoring

The Iowa Biosciences Academy (IBA) would like to formally recognize Dr. Heidi Crosby a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Microbiology, for completion of an 8-week summer seminar series offered by IBA and certified by the National Research Mentoring Network entitled “Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train the Next Generation of Scientists”.