Biochemistry in the UST Newsroom

Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

Tue, 13 May 2014 18:06:12 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.

Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.

Three Juniors Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:32:40 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.

Student-team Presents Innovation Scholars Recommendations to Mayo Clinic

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:00:43 +0000 by: Tom Couillard '75 by: author

A team of four University of St. Thomas students and a graduate student from St. Catherine University present recommendations March 7 concerning a medical innovation that they have been working on in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic physician.

News from the ASBMB: American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Online now: August 2014 issue of ASBMB Today

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:25:12 EST by: dc:creator by: author

In our cover story we learn about Jennifer Doudna's groundbreaking work on CRISPR and Cas9 and about her close relationship with her lab manager who she says has played a pivotal role in her group's success Thinking about making the jump from a faculty position to a spot in your institution's administration? See our second article in a series about moving to "the dark side" by Benjamin D Caldwell and Mary Huff Meanwhile contributor Andrew Hollenbach writes about overcoming a significant ro...

2014 HOPES Grant Recipients

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:50 EST by: dc:creator by: author

We are pleased to announce this year’s Hands-on Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science seed grant recipients Our water our lives an investigation of water ecology – a collaboration between Dr Christine Bezotte from Elmira College and Jason Howe from Cohn Middle School in Elmira N.Y The SciCats program Learning biochemical and biological sciences at the elementary school level – a collaboration between Dr Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova at the University of Kentucky and Krist...

TODAY! Join us for Meet the Presidents

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:03:40 EST by: dc:creator by: author

   August 1 2014- On Monday August 11 at 2 PM EDT join ASBMB for "Meet the Presidents." Newly inaugurated ASBMB President Steve McKnight will talk with former President Jeremy Berg about all things ASBMB and will take your questions live! Read more Sign up here to join the discussion! Or watch from our YouTube channel !    August 1 2014- On Monday August 11 at 2 PM EDT join ASBMB for "Meet the Presidents." Newly inaugurated ASBMB President Steve McKnight will t...

ASBMB Announces Winners of POC-UAN Outreach Grants

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:56:45 EST by: dc:creator by: author

July 18 2014- ASBMB is happy to announce that seven UAN chapters have been awarded funding to pursue outreach activities in their local communities The funds were made available through a joint program supported by the ASBMB Public Outreach and UAN committees Individual UAN chapters were eligible to apply for up to $500 to be applied towards outreach activities The successful chapters were   Hendrix College Northeastern University Otterbein University Purdue Univer...

ASBMB Members Named HHMI Professors

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:58 EST by: dc:creator by: author

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced 15 scientist-educators who have been named HHMI professors Each will receive $1 million over five years "to create activities that integrate their research with student learning in ways that enhance students' understanding of science." Forty scientists have been named HHMI professors since the program began in 2002 The following ASBMB members were selected Brian R Crane Cornell University Joseph M Jez Washington University St Lou...