Category Archives: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Student-led St. Baldrick’s event raises almost $11,000

An Upstate student-led fundraiser for pediatric cancer research raised close to $11,000 — more than double the event’s original goal of $5,000. Danielle Safaty, a student in the College of Health Professions medical biotechnology program, organized the event and rallied … Continue reading

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Upstate student’s cancer research project makes journal cover

A research project led by Upstate graduate student Stephen Shinsky made the cover of the Oct. 23 Journal of Biological Chemistry and will pave the way for further studies of a protein linked to causing – and possibly treating – cancer. … Continue reading

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Upstate Dean of Graduate Studies has colorful office mates

As the Dean of Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies and a professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Mark Schmitt, PhD, divides his time among two offices and a research lab in Weiskotten Hall. The most relaxing of those spaces is the fourth-floor … Continue reading

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Students win top awards at Biomedical Sciences retreat

Three students in Upstate’s College of Graduate Studies were honored with “best poster/abstract” awards at the college’s annual Biomedical Sciences retreat. Neva Watson, Microbiology & Immunology, won first prize (and $200) for “The Role of SHP-1 in Virus-induced Myositis. ” … Continue reading

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Upstate PhD student wins Heart Association fellowship

Yaxin Liu, a third-year PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been awarded a two-year American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship to support her research. Yaxin studies how mutations in an essential protein in mitochondria – organelles that power our … Continue reading

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