News & Events

Welcome back!  Join us for a Biochemistry Program Meet & Greet on Friday, January 16th in Mendel 103.  Catch up with other students and faculty!  Enjoy some great food!  

January 2015 Dr. Barry Selinsky and colleague published a review entitled, “Bacterial and algal orthologs of prostaglandin H2 synthase: novel insights into the evolution of an integral membrane protein” in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. Well done!

December 2014 Congratulations to senior Nick Ader (Biochemistry/Biology, 2015) who has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship! He is the second ever Villanovan to be awarded this prestigious scholarship (and the second Villanova Biochemistry major in as many years to be awarded a Marshall Scholarship!). Read more about Nick and the Marshall Scholarship. 

December 2014 Dr. Dennis Wykoff’s laboratory published their work, “Dissection of the PHO pathway in Schizosaccharomyces pombe using epistasis and the alternate repressor adenine” in Current Genetics. Kudos! 

December 2014 Dr. Anil Bamezai and colleagues published their work in BMC Immunology, “Lipid raft-based membrane order is important for antigen-specific clonal expansion of CD4+ T lymphocytes.” Congratulations!

November 2014 Dr. Aimee Eggler and Nick Ader (Biochemistry/Biology 2015) traveled to the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine Annual Meeting in Seattle to present their work, “Comparison of Human Nrf2 Antibodies: All Is Not as It Seems.”   Excellent!

November 2014 Our student Biochemistry club, Villanova Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is now an official chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN). Way to go! 

November 2014 Dr. Elaine Youngman and collaborator have published a review in Frontiers in Genetics entitled, “From early lessons to new frontiers: the worm as a treasure trove of small RNA biology.” Congratulations!

October 2014 Congratuations to Dr. Matt Youngman who has been awarded a 2014 Kaufman Foundation Investigator Award for his proposal, Analysis of the role of SMK-1 in the age-dependent regulation of the FOXO transcription factory DAF-16 in Caenorhabditis elegans.” Across Pennsylvania, only 5 of these awards were made. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement!

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