BMB Annual Report for 2014 – 2015

The 2014-2015 Annual Report for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics is now available to view online!

You can click HERE to view it or on the image to the left.

Dr. Linda Pike – Alumni Endowed Professor

On July 11, 2016, Dr. Linda Pike was installed as the Alumni Endowed Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. The Installation was held in the Eric P. Newman Education Center. Dean David Perlmutter and Dr. John Cooper presided over the installation ceremony. After the opening remarks and installation Dr. Pike presented a seminar entitled “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme: The Fine ErbBs.”

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CBSE Graduate Student Scholar – Maxwell Zimmerman

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Maxwell Zimmerman, Computational & Molecular Biophysics student in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Bowman, has been selected as a 2016-2017 CBSE Graduate Student Scholar. Maxwell was recognized for the early promise he has shown in the development of novel sampling algorithms that are aiding feature-based sampling of high dimensional conformational spaces.

Maxwell has also been selected as a three year Monsanto Fellow which will allow him a unique opportunity to interact with Monsanto scientists in a variety of venues.

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Research Awards
Thomas Ellenberger, DVM, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, along with Darin E. Jones, PhD, assistant professor of organic, pharmaceutical, and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, received a new five year grant award from National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their research entitled “Pharmacological modulation of poly(ADP-ribose) metabolism”.

Featured Publications
Pascolutti, R., Sun, X., Kao,J., Maute, R., Ring, A.M., Bowman, G.R. and Kruse, A.C. Structure and Dynamics of PD-L1 and an Ultra High-Affinity PD-1 Receptor Mutant. Structure (E-pub ahead of print.) (2016).