UAB Represented at SfN
The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 42,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.
McKnight Poster Reception Abstracts
McKnight Poster Reception
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Arizona
Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Florida
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, The University of Miami
McKnight Brain Research Foundation
Heaven Granted Patent
Michael Heaven, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Michael Brenner, has been granted the first of two patents he has submitted for methods developed as part of his graduate work. The patent title is “General Mass Spectrometry Assay Using Continuously Eluting Co-fractionating reporters of mass spectrometry detection efficiency.” Prior to this invention, highly accurate quantitation by mass spectroscopy required use of custom isotopically labeled peptides as internal standards. Michael’s invention replaces these with a universal set of peptide standards that lowers cost and increases throughput and sensitivity. Partial support for this project was obtained by Michael winning a grant of $22,000 in the Alabama Launchpad competition. Receiving a patent is quite an accomplishment for a graduate student!
Michael’s public defense of his dissertation titled “A Biochemical Characterization of Alexander Disease and the Development of a Proteomics Research Tool” will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Shelby 1013 at 2:00 p.m..
Michael has a promising future!
Etikala Selected for NCHC
The Fishbowl session it is one of the most popular sessions, especially for honors directors, at the NCHC conference. Students are seated in a circle and will have a conversation with the other students on the panel about things they like and dislike about honors. At the end, attendees can direct their questions to the students.
This is the third year in a row that a student from UAB's University Honors Program has been granted this prestigious honor.
Mike Sloane, PhD.,
Director, University Honors Program,
Associate Professor of Psychology,
University of Alabama at Birmingham,
Phone: (205) 934-8733
Fax: (205) 975-5493
Join us in congratulating Jacques as he continues his success at UAB!
Sontheimer Elected to CURE
Harald Sontheimer received his Ph.D. in cell biology and biophysics from the University of Heidelberg in 1988. He received postdoctoral training at Yale University, School of Medicine where he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology from 1991-1994. He is now Professor of Neurobiology