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: June-July 2014 issue of ASBMB Today

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:04:09 EST by: dc:creator by: author

July 2 2014 — In the cover story of the latest issue of ASBMB Today science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay explores a longstanding controversy over how much vitamin D is enough for good health While the Institute of Medicine raised the recommended daily intake to 600 IUs in 2011 some say the limit should be increased more in light of mounting (but not yet conclusive) evidence that vitamin D does a lot more than promote bone health In his final column as president Jeremy Berg reflects on th...

Eight more schools receive ASBMB Accreditation

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:16:36 EST by: dc:creator by: author

June 12 2014 -- We are pleased to announce that the following schools were recently granted ASBMB accreditation for their biochemistry and molecular biology degree programs:  Goucher College Hendrix College Hope College Otterbein University Pennsylvania State University Purdue University Roanoke College University of California Davis For information on ASBMB accreditation the application process and a complete list of all accredited schools please visit ww...

2014 UAN Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:30:49 EST by: dc:creator by: author

June 10 2014 – Congratulations to the twelve UAN students who have been awarded the 2014 Undergraduate Research awards Each student has been awarded $1,000 to go towards their individual research projects The results of their research will be featured in the Fall Enzymatic newsletter    2014 Undergraduate Research award winners Bridget Bickers Otterbein University Chris Woods University Wisconsin La Crosse Jordan Armeli R...

Substrate bloggers explore the Science 2.0 Movement

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:27:53 EST by: dc:creator by: author

June 3 2014 -- Amanda Biederman (Salisbury University) and Paula Rincon each take on the "Science 2.0" movement exploring how digital media has opened the doors for increased collaboration and active public participation Biederman explains the movement with examples such as the Human Genome project during which computers "allowed collaborating organizations to rapidly share large masses of sequences." Not only has technology advanced the speed of research but the Internet has also open...

JBC Thematic Minireview Series - Inteins

Fri, 30 May 2014 10:51:30 EST by: dc:creator by: author

A Minireview series coordinated by Associate Editor Norma M Allewell May 23 2014 — Intein-mediated protein splicing raises questions and creates opportunities in many scientific areas Evolutionary biologists question whether inteins are primordial enzymes or simply selfish elements while biochemists seek to understand how inteins work Synthetic chemists exploit inteins in the semisynthesis of proteins with or without non-ribosomal modifications while biotechnologists use modified inte...