CMMB Students Sweep Award category
3 CMMB Graduate students; Andy Weiss, Renee Fleeman, and Haider Manzer, presented research posters that won all 3 awards for the Biological & Chemical Sciences discipline at the USF 9th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Additionally, it's notable that all 3 students study and perform research in the same CMMB Lab, directed by Lindsey Shaw, Ph.D.
Dr. Kee Awarded NIH RO1 Grant
This project will investigate the role of histone ubiquitination and histone chaperone proteins in DNA repair and damage response, and explore novel functions of ubiquitinating enzymes and deubiquitinating enzymes in coordinating transcription and DNA repair mechanisms at damaged chromatin. Ultimately, we will investigate the deregulation of these processes in cellular chemo-drug sensitivity to offer new therapeutic approaches."
Brent Kuenzi Awarded NIH F99 Award
Cancer Biology Graduate Student, Brent Kuenzi was recently awarded $35,000 from the National Institutes of Health. His research project is titled, "New therapeutic opportunities from mining polypharmacology mechanisms of ceritinib in ALK-negative non small cell lung cancer."
CMMB Study Identifies New Proteins Involved in the DNA Damage Response
The findings from a recent study facilitated by CMMB faculty Dr. Younghoon Kee and Ph.D. student Anthony Sanchez were published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The manuscript titled BMI1-UBR5 axis regulates transcriptional repression at damaged chromatin elegantly begins to elucidate the mechanism by which the protein BMI functions. This protein has been implicated in a number of essential biological processes including development, stem cell maintenance and cancer progression.
Dr. Varma Awarded NIH RO1 Grant
CMMB faculty Dr. Sameer Varma, was awarded a RO1 research grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant was titled, "Accurate and efficient modeling of biomolecular ionic interaction: charge redistribution, polarization and dispersion."
CMMB and Moffitt Cancer Center Welcome New Graduate Students
CMMB and The Moffitt Cancer Center welcomed incoming graduate students to the Cancer Biology and CMMB programs. The event was held at the USF Traditions Hall in the Sam & Martha Gibbons Alumni Center. Faculty and current graduate students from both graduate programs attended... Event Photo's in News section.
Dr. Jim Garey appointed to USF Board of Trustees
Congratulations to CMMB Chair, Dr. Jim Garey who is serving on the USF Board of Trustees. Dr. Garey was elected as President of the USF System Faculty Council, and serves as Faculty Representative on the USF Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the implementation and management of high quality education programs at USF & policy decisions appropriate to the USF system mission. Being a Trustee is an honor and a heavy responsibility. Dr. Garey will be serving on myriad of institutional committees, councils, and workgroups, & will be attending many USF events throughout the year. He will carry the USF mace & introduce President Genshaft at USF commencement ceremonies.
Dr. Nunes Joint-awarded a Food Science Grant
Dr. Cecilia Nunes has been awarded a competitive Florida grant from the Florida Strawberry Research Education Foundation and Florida Foundation Seed Producers for a continued study evaluating Quality and Shelf Life of Standard Strawberry Cultivators and New Breeding Selections.
Antarctic sponges could help fight the battle against MRSA
CMMB faculty, Dr. Lindsey shaw was recently interviewed by FOX 13 and Bay News 9 to discuss his research which is receiving national acclaim. A compound extracted from a species of sea sponge located in the Antartic region, has shows to be very effective at destroying Biofilms in MRSA infection. Biofilms are a critical component of MRSA infections... Read more in our News section.
Rahmy Tawfik receives award for outstanding presentation
CMMB graduate student, Rahmy Tawfik was presented with an award for his outstanding presentation delivered at the CGHIDR-CDDI Annual Symposium for drug discovery research.
Dr. Nunes reaches out to help local shoppers find the freshest fruits and vegetables
Andy Weiss awarded best poster presentation at Graduate Student Research Symposium
CMMB graduate student, Andy Weiss was selected as a winner at the USF 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium regarding research titled, "Towards the complete small RNome of Acinetobacter baumannii." Winners received a $500 travel award to present their work at a scientific meeting of their choice.
Andy Weiss - 2016 Chih Research/Publication Award Recipient
CMMB PhD student, Andy Weiss received the 2016 Chih Foundation Research Award. This international, $2,500 award competition supports exceptional third- or fourth-year Science, Engineering or Medicine PhD; PharmD; or MD students. Read more in CMMB News.
Andrew McGill Recognized for Outstanding Presentation
CMMB masters student, Andrew Mcgill was awarded Outstanding Morsani College of Medicine Poster Presentation for Interdisciplinary Research at USF Health's 26th Annual Research Day.
CMMB and Bulls Unite Undergraduate recruiting event
Ana and Sukina of the CMMB Executive council recruit new undergraduate students at the USF Bulls Unite event. CMMB is excited to meet all new students matriculating Fall 2016!
Jessica Brunquell invited for Lunch and Learn with University President Genshaft
As USF is always working to improve the USF graduate experience, CMMB Doctoral Student, Jessica Brunquell was nomiated and selected to meet with President Judy Genshaft at The Presidents yearly Lunch and Learn event.
Dr. Lindsey Shaw awarded grant from Joy McCann Foundation
CMMB Faculty, Dr. Lndsey Shaw was recently awarded $50,000 by the Joy McCann Foundation to develop novel antibiotics that target MRSA.
Student Success Shines On || Fall 2015 CMMB Awards
On December 11, CMMB faculty honored outstanding CMMB undergraduate and graduate students. The awards event, held in the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building presented over 12 awards including a Degree in Memoriam for.... Read more in our News section.
Dr. Stevens awarded a seed grant from USF College of Medicine
CMMB faculty, Stanley Stevens Ph.D received an interdisciplinary grant from USF College of Medicine. The grant which is to be shared with Dr. David Kang will help fund a study evaluating extracellular vesicles in models of Alzheimers Disease.