Navigation Links
UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research
Date:1/10/2008

. Zhijian James Chen, professor of molecular biology, the 2007 recipient for science; and Dr. David Mangelsdorf, chairman of pharmacology, the 2007 recipient for medicine.

The ODonnell Award is a tremendous honor that I share with the talented past and present members of my laboratory, said Dr. Levine, who is an investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Levines research team identified the first known mammalian gene involved in autophagy. Her investigations have shown that defects in the gene, called beclin 1, contribute to cancer, aging, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimers, infectious diseases and potentially to autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus.

The ultimate goal of our research is to develop new drugs that will increase beclin 1 expression and autophagy to help treat patients with diseases such as cancer, HIV and the herpes simplex virus, Dr. Levine said. We also hope to understand better the role autophagy plays in protecting individuals from aging and from developing cancer and viral infections.

Dr. Levine earned her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital and joined the UT Southwestern faculty in July 2004. A recipient of the American Cancer Society TIAA-CREF Award for Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research, Dr. Levine was elected to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2000 and the Association of American Physicians in 2006.

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas was launched in 2004 by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to provide broader recognition of the states top achievers in these fields and enhance Texas identity as a research leader. The academy also aims to foster the next generation of scientists and to increase awareness and communication among the states up-and-coming minds about future pri
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. UT Southwestern researchers identify hundreds of genes controlling female fertility
2. BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researcher suggests
3. UT Southwestern secures $5 million NIH grant for lupus research
4. UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
5. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
6. Comet probes reveal evidence of origin of life, scientists claim
7. Scientists link fragile X tremor/ataxia syndrome to binding protein in RNA
8. Male elephants get photo IDs from scientists
9. Scientists retrace evolution with first atomic structure of an ancient protein
10. Muscle mass: Scientists identify novel mode of transcriptional regulation during myogenesis
11. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop nanogels that enable controlled delivery of carbohydrate drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research
(Date:7/21/2014)... has issued a high health risk warning for Yellowknife ... region due to forest fires. Currently 160 wildfires ... plans for evacuation since these fires are endangering people ... area recently comes with mixed results. The rains ... to start others. , This year the Northern Territories ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... School of Medicine-led study suggests that parents of obese ... consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of ... healthy weight. , The study is published online in ... Dietetics . , "Parents have a hard time changing ... author Kyung Rhee, MD, and an assistant adjunct professor ...
(Date:7/21/2014)... Aqua satellites detected 154 hotspots in areas across Riau ... fires had increased again following a decline in rainfall. ... was far higher than what had been reported one ... The hotspots were scattered in six regencies and municipalities, ... Smoke and the related haze it creates could potentially ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Parents rank their obese children as 'very healthy' 2
... A newly identified defect in a DNA repair system might ... a key chemotherapy drug, possibly putting them at greater risk ... by St. Jude Children,s Research Hospital scientists. The ... acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients who are at higher risk ...
... compound tested by UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators destroys several ... 30 million people in the worldwide pandemic of 1918. ... of a human antiviral protein - could potentially be developed ... that tends to mutate into strains resistant to anti-influenza drugs. ...
... [Brown University] Take your time. Hold your horses. ... arguably equal choices, they need time to deliberate. In ... for Parkinson,s disease, that process sometimes doesn,t kick in, ... happens has led scientists to a detailed explanation of ...
Cached Biology News:Newly identified DNA repair defect linked to increased risk of leukemia relapse 2Newly identified DNA repair defect linked to increased risk of leukemia relapse 3Compound kills highly contagious flu strain by activating antiviral protein 2DBS studies show how brain buys time for tough choices 2DBS studies show how brain buys time for tough choices 3
(Date:7/18/2014)... , July 18, 2014  Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: ... Snyder , Neogen,s chief operating officer and president, has ... will work as a consultant going forward on special ... Snyder has been in this position since September 2013. ... by James Herbert , who has been Neogen,s ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... That is, most of the atoms in our ... in the outer parts of atoms equals the number ... one or more electrons are plucked away from the ... pull from the nucleus. This enhanced pull, causing ... electrons are less vulnerable to the distractions of their ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... , July 18, 2014  Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB: NTRP) ... of Directors appointed Co-Chairmen Charles S. Ramat ... on an interim basis, effective immediately. Messrs. Ramat and ... no longer Chief Executive Officer of Neurotrope Bioscience, Inc., ... and whose employment agreement with Neurotrope Bioscience Inc. terminated ...
(Date:7/18/2014)... Emerging Nuclear Power Countries - Market Forecast, ... , The latest report from GlobalData, Emerging Nuclear Power ... to 2030 covers the emerging nuclear market and the ... on key market players and their global market share. ... across the world has also been estimated. , To ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Highly charged ions 2Highly charged ions 3Highly charged ions 4Neurotrope Board of Directors Appoints Chairmen Ramat and Freiman as Interim Co-CEOs 2Neurotrope Board of Directors Appoints Chairmen Ramat and Freiman as Interim Co-CEOs 3Neurotrope Board of Directors Appoints Chairmen Ramat and Freiman as Interim Co-CEOs 4Emerging Nuclear Power Countries - Market Forecast, Key Companies and Development Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trend to 2030 2Emerging Nuclear Power Countries - Market Forecast, Key Companies and Development Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trend to 2030 3
... electrical hair that lets them link up in ... Southern California biophysicist and his collaborators. The ... and share energy in part through electrically conducting ... the first measurement of electron transport along biological ...
... Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR ) announced ... product candidate, fidaxomicin, will be presented ... Disease Society of America (IDSA) to be held at ... on October 21-24, 2010. (Logo: ...
... N.J. Physicists at Rutgers University have discovered new ... and inexpensive plastic solar cells for pollution-free electricity production. ... in an upcoming issue of the journal Nature ... of light can travel on the order of a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Microbial hair: It's electric 2Microbial hair: It's electric 3Optimer Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations at Upcoming IDSA Annual Meeting 2Rutgers discovery paves way for development of efficient, inexpensive plastic solar cells 2
UGT1A7 (E-15)...
... peptide corresponding to the third cytoplasmic loop ... conjugated to KLH. The immunizing peptide has ... gene. Physical form: Solution in phosphate ... azide. Titertest method: IHC (p). ...
... Human Pathogenic Viruses The National ... preserves well characterised, authenticated human ... facility, and NCPV is able ... nucleic acids derived from them, ...
... easy to use Ascent Software ... members of the Ascent microplate ... clear and easy-to-follow approach with ... and highly sophisticated data handling, ...
Biology Products: