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!
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!
March 2015 Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Kraut who has been awarded a Cottrell College Science Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement! The focus of the funded work is, "Do Proteasomal Motor Proteins Have Separable Functions? The Effect of Aromatic Paddle Mutations on Proteasomal Processivity." Read more about the award. Congratulations!
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!