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Heather Clair Ph.D. defense
Title: PCB-Associated Steatohepatitis and the Role of Xenobiotic Receptors
May 17th, at 11am, in the Homberger library HSC-A Rm 614

2017 Bloch Lecturer- Nobel laureate Dr. Philip A. Sharp
May 25th - 26th, 2017
Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., is an Institute Professor (highest academic rank) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the Department of Biology and the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. His body of work on gene splicing fundamentally changed scientists’ understanding of gene structure and earned Dr. Sharp the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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The Austin and Mary Frances Bloch Lecture Series

Distinguished Guest Lecturer Phillip A. Sharp, PhD

Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D."40 Years from Split Genes to Convergence of Life Sciences"
with Engineering and Physical Sciences
Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 12:00 Noon in the CTR Building, Room 101-102 in the Health Sciences Center

Phillip A. Sharp, PhD is a Nobel Laureate and Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Paula Bates Inducted into NAI 

Paula Bates, PhD

Paula Bates, Ph.D., a researcher with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville has been named Kentucky’s and UofL’s fourth Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Bates is also a BMG Associate Faculty member. Read the story

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Penn Muluhgnwi with mentor Dr. Carolyn Klinge

Penn Muluhngwi joined the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Ph.D. program in 2012. Penn’s Ph.D. research has examined the regulation and activity of miR-29b-1 and miR-29a transcription in breast cancer cells. He was awarded second place in the Doctoral Basic-Science Graduate Student poster competition at Research! Louisville in 2016. He has presented his research at the Endocrine Society and American Association for Cancer Research Meetings. During his time in Dr. Klinge’s lab, Penn has published two first author peer-reviewed research papers, two coauthored peer-reviewed research publications, and two first author peer-reviewed review papers.

Penn's dissertation defense was April 12th and the title of his dissertation was: Role of miR-29b-1 and miR-29a in endocrine-resistant breast cancer