HAPPENINGS IN THE DEPARTMENT
The 2014 Holiday Card: Get a grip on entropy
Get your copies from Angie Young in 245 Anatomy-Chemistry Building or pick some up from the mail room
2014 DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY & BIOPHYSICS AND THE JOHNSON FOUNDATION HOLIDAY PARTY
Monday, December 22 • JF Library, 238 Anatomy-Chemistry Building • 3:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Photo from the Department/BMB Graduate Group Retreat can be found here.
Jim Shorter received a grant from the ALS Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association for research aimed at finding potential therapies for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This award was made possible in part by Major League Baseball’s “Ice Bucket Challenge”. Read more.
The Perelman School of Medicine Class of 2017 has selected Mitch Lewis for one of the Preclinical Teaching Awards. This award, given by second year medical students, recognizes faculty that rise above the call of duty in their dedication to preclinical education.
A collaborative study between University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been published online in Cancer Cell. The authors look for more effective treatments against childhood cancers by targeting mutations of the ALK gene. Mark Lemmon and his lab worked with Yaël P. Mossé of CHOP and Ravi Radhakrishnan of the Department of Bioengineering on the project.
PENNMedicine profiled Les Dutton in its Fall 2014 issue. The article entitled "Man of Many (P)arts" highlights his science and his artwork.
Roundabout RNA: How Circular RNAs Form on the Penn Medicine News Blog site highlights the work in Jeremy Wilusz's lab and his recently published article in Genes and Development on how cells "decide" to make circular RNA.