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Jim Janetka’s work featured in The Source

Congratulations to Jim Janetka, whose work on UTI treatments was featured in The Source.

Dr. Janetka helped with a new study that may prevent the common problem of recurrent urinary tract infections with the use of a molecular decoy that targets e. coli bacteria.

You can read more about the work in the The Source by clicking HERE or on the picture of e. coli.

Whitney Grither awarded 2017 DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry

On May 5th, 2017, Whitney Grither was awarded the 2017 Ceil M. DeGutis Prize in Chemical Biology/Medicinal Chemistry. Whitney presented her research entitled: Selective Small Molecule Inhibition of Discoidin Domain Receptor 2. Whitney graduated this Spring from the Biochemistry graduate program. She finished her PhD work in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Longmore with the express purpose of identifying novel modes of inhibiting an underappreciated collagen receptor, DDR2, which they had just shown was critical for breast cancer metastasis in experimental mouse models and humans (Nature Cell Biology, 2013). (more…)

Dr. Galletto Receives Tenure

Congratulations to Roberto Galletto, whose promotion with tenure was officially approved by the Board of Trustees on March 3, 2017.

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BMB EVENTS

Pedal the Cause – Happy Hour Fundraiser

Please join us for a Happy Hour at itap in the Central West End to raise money for cancer research! Sixty percent of sales of the designated beer will be donated (beer TBA). Feel free to stay around after Happy Hour for itap’s weekly trivia night too!

The event will be on Thursday, June 15th, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

More information and links can be found on HERE.

3rd Annual Chili Cook-off (2017)

On April 21st, 2017, we held our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off. This year included a few non-chili options such as vegan and Chinese selections. The Burgers Lab won this year. Congratulations!
Click on the following to view more photos or a slideshow of the photos taken at the event.

2017 Carl and Gerty Cori Lecture

Dr. Taekjip Ha presented this year’s Carl and Gerty Cori Lecture on February 28, 2017 in Connor Auditorium, Farrell Learning and Teaching Center.
Dr. Taekjip Ha is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (more…)

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Research Awards

  • April 6th, 2017 – Roberto Galletto, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, received a four year grant award renewal from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled “Helicase Activity and its Role in Telomere and Telomerase Regulation”.

  • January 30th, 2017 – Jim Janetka, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Chemistry Adjunct, along with Scott Hultgren, PhD, Helen L. Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology received and a four year grant award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for his research entitled “Small Molecule Bacterial Lectin Antagonists for UTI Treatment and Prevention”.

  • December 19th, 2016 – Timothy M. Lohman, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics received a four year grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for his research entitled “Helicase Catalyzed DNA Unwinding”.

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Recent Publications

  • Caitlin N. Spaulding, Roger D. Klein, Ségolène Ruer, Andrew L. Kau, Henry L. Schreiber, Zachary T. Cusumano, Karen W. Dodson, Jerome S. Pinkner, Daved H. Fremont, James W. Janetka, Han Remaut, Jeffrey I. Gordon, & Scott J. Hultgren
    Selective depletion of uropathogenic E. coli from the gut by a FimH antagonist
    Nature (2017) (Abstract)

  • Benjamin Y. Owusu, Shantasia Thomas, Phanindra Venukadasula, Zhenfu Han, James W. Janetka, Robert A. Galemmo Jr and Lidija Klampfer
    Targeting the tumor-promoting microenvironment in MET-amplified NSCLC cells with a novel inhibitor of pro-HGF activation
    Oncotarget (2017) (Abstract)

  • Kinch M.S. and Woodard P.K.
    Analysis of FDA-approved imaging agents.
    Drug Discov Today. (2017) (Abstract)

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