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    UTMB NIEHS Pre-doctoral Fellow is awarded Dr. Mary Faggard-Kanz Travel Award Scholarship For Environmental Toxicology

    December 9, 2016

    KBKarryAnne K. Belanger was awarded the Dr. Mary Faggard-Kanz Travel Award  Scholarship For Environmental Toxicology from the UTMB Graduate School of Biological Sciences, for her outstanding research work in Environmental Toxicology over the past academic year. This scholarship is awarded in memory of Dr. Mary Faggard-Kanz, an outstanding toxicology researcher at UTMB for over 20 years. Ms. Belanger is an NIEHS ETox T32-supported pre-doctoral fellow in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, at UTMB. 
      


     


    UTMB NIEHS Pre-doctoral Fellow is awarded Drs. Giovanni and Maria Grazia Micci Award for Mentoring Excellence

    December 9, 2016

    Cynthia-TapiaCynthia Tapia was awarded the Drs. Giovanni and Maria Grazia Micci Award for Mentoring Excellence from the UTMB Graduate School of Biological Sciences, for her outstanding work as a research mentor over the past academic year. Ms. Tapia is a UTMB Presidential Scholar and an NIEHS ETox T32-supported pre-doctoral fellow in the Pharmacology and Toxicology Graduate Program, at UTMB. She was also featured for this award in the regional press with a news story that can be viewed at: http://www.caller.com/story/news/education/2017/02/07/robstown-graduates-research-earned-her-spotlight/97577130/





    Research Presentation by UTMB NIEHS Pre-doctoral Fellow Wins Award at Lone Star SOT meeting in Waco, Texas 

    November 5, 2016
     
    Zoloohevska%2c Olga010Olga Zolochevska won an award for best poster presentation at the Lone Star Regional Society of Toxicology meeting at Baylor University in Waco, TX, on November 5, 2016. Her presentation detailed her continued work in the area of toxicology in Alzheimer’s Disease, in her poster entitled, “MicroRNA-4723 and -485 modulate amyloid beta synaptotoxicity in a cellular model of Alzheimer’s Disease”.  Ms. Zolochevska is an NIEHS ETox T32-supported pre-doctoral fellow in the Neuroscience and Cell Biology Graduate Program, at UTMB.




    Research Paper by UTMB ETox Trainee and Trainer Featured as Paper of the Week and Best of the Year

    December 18, 2015

    Leopoldo Aguilera-Aguirre_144x163The paper “Neil2-null Mice Accumulate Oxidized DNA Bases in the Transcriptionally Active Sequences of the Genome and Are Susceptible to Innate Inflammation” with co-authors Dr. Leopoldo Aguilera-Aguirre, Ph.D., an ETox T32-post-doctoral fellow, and Dr. Istvan (Steve) Boldogh, Ph.D., and ETox Faculty Trainer, was featured in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, when editors announced that this Paper of the Week was one of 16 chosen for Best of the Year designation in the DNA and Chromosomes category, further highlighting UTMB’s continued research achievements in the area of DNA Damage and Repair.  The Best of the Year articles were selected from the 55 papers published last year. One Best of the Year article was chosen from each of the journal’s TOC groups for its excellence and potential impact on the field.  

    Neil2-null Mice Accumulate Oxidized DNA Bases in the Transcriptionally Active Sequences of the Genome and Are Susceptible to Innate Inflammation
    Anirban Chakraborty, Maki Wakamiya, Tatiana Venkova-Canova, Raj K. Pandita, Leopoldo Aguilera-Aguirre, Altaf H. Sarker, Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Koa Hosoki, Thomas G. Wood, Gulshan Sharma, Victor Cardenas, Partha S. Sarkar, Sanjiv Sur, Tej K. Pandita, Istvan Boldogh, and Tapas K. Hazra
    October 3rd, 2015 The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290, 24636-24648. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.658146