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Dr. Baker Receives $1.8 Million NASA Grant to Study Space Radiation Risks for Heart Disease

Dec. 8 - A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article details research by John Baker, PhD on the long-term risks of heart disease faced by astronauts due to radiation exposure. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Turaga Discusses Case of Patient with Rare 19-Pound Abdominal Tumor

Dec. 8 - USA Today quotes Dr. Kiran Turaga regarding the treatment of a patient with a 19-pound abdominal tumor. Dr. Turaga reports that the patient had a rare form of lipo Sarcoma. USA Today and The Northwestern

NASA funds research into heart disease risks from space radiation

Dec. 5 - NASA has awarded John Baker, PhD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery and biochemistry at MCW, a five-year, $1.8 million grant to research the impact of cosmic radiation on astronauts’ cardiovascular health. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Graduate Student News

We would like to welcome the following graduate students into the Department of Biochemistry. These students have completed their first year of graduate school and have now entered labs in which they intend to do their thesis and graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy. They are as follows:

Sarah Riutta - Volkman Lab
John Egner - Hill Lab
Josh Stafford - Corbett Lab
Adam Kanack - Scaglione Lab
Stephanie Santarriaga - Scaglione Lab
Aye Myat Myat Thin - Yan-Qing Ma Lab Blood Research Institute
Matt Waas - Gundry Lab

We would also like to welcome 3 new MSTP students. These students have completed their 2nd year of Medical School and have decided to become MD/PhD's. Upon completion of their PhD, they will return to medical school as 3rd year students.

Jimmy Miller - Dahms Lab
Monica Thomas - Volkman Lab
Andrew Kleist - Volkman Lab
 

Becky Holme is the 2014-2015 GSA Biochemistry Department Representative.

 


 

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