Center for Protease Research Awarded $4.9M Grant
Dr. Sibi announced the Phase III award from the NIH on October 16, 2012 at a media event. See below links for more information.
NDSU Receives $4.9 Million from National Institutes of Health for Biomedical Research:
Annual Open House Announcement!
The Core Biology and Core Synthesis Facilities held their annual open house on October 12, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. The staff at the Core Biology Facility in IACC 316 along with the Core Synthesis Facility in Dunbar 156 hosted tours and demos.
Fisher Scientific hosted a Supplier Show on October 4th. Everyone was welcome to stop in the Memorial Union Rose Room between 10:30 and 12:30. The CPR Core Facilities also participated with booths at the show.
The North Dakota and South Dakota EPSCoR programs held a joint conference on the NDSU campus on October 4th in the Memorial Union. The conference included a seminar by Dr Julie Arslanoglu from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a student poster session from 9:30 - 11:30 in the Balllroom. Dr Bin Guo, one of the Center's principle investigators, had a student presenting a poster: Sathish Padi's research is on epigenetic mechanisms of Vitamin D in colon cancer. Sathish was recently awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Assistantship from the ND EPSCoR! Congratulations to Sathish on this competitive award. For more information on EPSCoR, including their Assistantships, please visit: http://www.ndsu.edu/epscor/index.htm.
The annual URMS meeting was at Concordia College this year. The Undergraduate Research in the Molecular Sciences meeting is a tri-college event, and all undergraduates in the chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, biology, and related "molecular-based" diciplines are encouraged to participate. The event was held over two days: October 28 and 29. For more information please visit http://www.mnstate.edu/provost/asbmb.html.
Robert Mugabi, previous CPR summer fellow, has to returned to NDSU from Uganda! See his story here.
Narayanaganesh Balasubramanian (Ganesh), from the Cook Lab, presents a poster at the IDeA conference. Click here for the full story.
Dr Dagmar Ringe from Brandeis University in Walthum, Massachusetts presents a seminar on the Structural Biology of Unstable Proteins. Please join us on November 17th at 4:00 in Ladd 104. Refreshments will be served 15 minutes before the seminar.
We were pleased to co-host Dr Nadia Carlesso with the Chemistry & Biochemsitry Department, on October 28th. Dr Carlesso is from the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Indiana University. She presented at 1:00 in the Memorial Union Hidatsa Room. Everyone was welcome to attend!
Dr Glenn Dorsam from the Center for Protease Research, presented on September 8th at 4:00 in Ladd Hall 107: "The Signaling Axis of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide: The 'Rosetta Stone' for Communication between the Nervous and Immune Systems".
Dr Andra Frost came to campus on June 16th, 2011, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She presented a lecture on:" Targeting Gli1 and Gli-mediated Transcription in ERα Negative and Triple Negative Breast Cancer."
The Biology department co-hosted Dr Michael Koob on April 11. An associate professor at the University of Minnesota presented: "Engineering Mammalian Mitochondrial Genomes."
Dr Jack Johnson from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA presented a lecture on March 31. The title was "Biophysical Studies of Virus Particles and their Maturation: Insights into Elegantly Programmed Nano-machines."
On March 30, CPR welcomed Dr Frank Millet, the Director of the NCRR Center for Protein Structure & Function, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His talk was titled: "Design of Photoactive Ruthenium Complexes to Study Biological Electron Transfer."
Dr Mahendra Singh from the Fox Chase Cancer Center visited campus on February 28th. His lecture was titled: "Nedd9-/- status:a complex modulator of mammary tumor growth and drug response."
CPR invited Dr Tao Wang to present a seminar on February 22. Dr Wang, from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, talked on the "Down-regulation of bioenergetics in a cellular model of Friedreich's ataxia."
Dr Craig Brumwell was an invited guest speaker from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on February 18th. His topic was "BGEM: the Brain Gene Expression Map."
Dr Jonathan Geiger from UND spoke on February 10th. Dr Geiger is the director of a COBRE program at the University of North Dakota. All were welcome to hear his talk on the "Role of Adenosine in the Anti-Convulsant Effects of a Ketogenic Diet."
Undergraduate Poster Session
All undergraduates in the Center's labs were invited to present a poster on their research. This exciting event brings together undergraduates from a variety of biomedical research areas to celebrate their research. Guests were welcomed!
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Frontiers in Biomedical Research
CPR was excited to hold an interdisciplinary research symposium on the NDSU campus on May 21 and 22, 2010. The symposium featured distinguished scientists from around the country who spoke on broad aspects of biomedical research.
Esteemed speakers included:
Dr Zhongjie Sun, Univ of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Dr Marc Jenkins, University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr Sinisa Urban, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Dr Michael Kanost, Kansas State University
Dr Donald Tindall, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Dr James Tidball, UCLA Duchenne MD Research Center
Dr Richard Niles, Marshall University School of Medicine
Dr James McCarthy, University of Minnesota
Dr Dan Welch, University of Alabama
Dr Jonathan Geiger, University of North Dakota