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  • Josh Mitchell

    IPiB Thesis Defense Dec. 12: Josh Mitchell

    Eosinophils (EOS) have broad immunomodulatory and inflammatory effects — these white blood cells are implicated in eosinophilic asthma, eradicating parasitic infections, involvement in the gut microbiome and tumor microenvironment, and more — yet scientists still don’t have a complete understanding of how they are activated, or how they release granular content and deliver their noxious …

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  • Eddie Rashan

    IPiB Thesis Defense Dec. 8: Edrees Rashan

    Edrees (Eddie) Rashan became interested in the life sciences as a college sophomore. He’d heard of DNA but never really appreciated what it looked like, how it was made, or the characteristics that make it so important to life. He eventually switched majors from engineering to biochemistry to learn about biomolecules and how they function …

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  • Sophie Lewandowski

    IPiB Thesis Defense Dec. 2: Sophie Lewandowski

    Insulin is secreted by the pancreas in response to elevated blood glucose levels. Insufficient amounts of insulin can result in Type II diabetes, while excess can lead to hypoglycemia — both life-threatening conditions. Sophie Lewandowski, an IPiB graduate student in the Merrins Lab, studies how pyruvate kinase fits into insulin secretion and regulation. Pyruvate kinase, …

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  • Simcox Receives American Federation for Aging Research Grant for Junior Faculty

    The American Federation of Aging Research (AFAR) and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research have announced recipients of the 2022 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty. The Research Grant for Junior Faculty provides an early career investigator with up to $125,000 for one to two years to support research …

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  • IPiB Thesis Defense Nov. 11: Peyton Spreacker

    Antibiotic resistance is one of the great public health problems of our time. Since Peyton Spreacker joined IPiB as a member of the Henzler-Wildman Lab, she has been studying the role multidrug efflux proteins play in this phenomenon. “We know that these proteins can take drugs out of bacterial cells, making them less effective,” says …

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