News & Events

September 13:  Welcome future Villanovans of the Class of 2020!   We look forward to meeting you at the Biochemistry Program open house!

August 2015  Dr. Elaine Youngman and co-investigators Drs. Dennis Wykoff, James Wilson, and Todd Jackman are the recipients of a National Science Foundation MRI (Major Research Instrumentation) Program grant.   Read more about the funded proposal, Acquisition of an Illumina MiSeq for Education and Research, here.  Congratulations!

August 2015 The Wykoff lab has published their work, “A paralog of the phosphomutase-like gene family in Candida glabrata, CgPmu2, gained broad-range phosphatase activity due to a small number of clustered substitutions” in the Biochemical Journal.   Read more about it here.  Well done!

August 2015  Congratulations to Dr. Janice Knepper, who has recently published a paper entitled, “Recombinant pigment epithelium-derived factor PEDF binds vascular endothelial growth factor receptors 1 and 2” in In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology – Animal, with student co-author Erin Johnston, and former faculty member Mary Kay Francis 

July 2015 Congrats to Dr. Aimee Eggler and her lab on their publication in Toxicology Letters, "Comparison of human Nrf2 antibodies: A tale of two proteins." with student authors Zach Kemmerer (Masters, Chemistry, 2014), Nicholas Ader (BS, Biochemistry and Biology, 2015), and Sarah Mulroy (BS, Biochemistry 2014).  Well done!

July 2015:  Kudos to our recently graduated seniors!   As part of our ASBMB-accredited program, seniors can have their degrees certified through an ASBMB exam.  Our graduating class of 2015 performed above the national average for both earning certified degrees and earning certification with distinction.  Excellent work, Class of 2015!

July 2015:  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Kraut, the recipent of an NSF RUI grant! The project, entitled the "Effect of Substrate Polyubiquitination on Proteasomal Unfolding Ability," will be funded for the next three years in the amount of $411,380.  Congratulations on this wonderful acheivement!   

May 2015:  Several Biochemistry Program faculty are the recipients of internal Villanova awards.   Dr. Aimee Eggler has recieved a Faculty Development grant, Dr. Jennifer Palenchar a Research Support grant, and Dr. Peter Palenchar (with Dr. Deanna Zubris, Chemistry) a VITAL fellowship.  Congrats!

Congratulations Biochemistry Class of 2015!
Hyewon presenting at ASBMB in Boston

April 2015: The Biochemists have been on the road to national meetings this spring!  Dr. Daniel Kraut and Ms. Hyewon Kim (Biochemistry, 2015, pictured at right) presented their work at the national meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Boston. Meanwhile, the Selinsky lab was represented at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver!

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