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Hey, I can't remember my mentor's name! - check out the mentor pics (LINK To Be Updated)


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Aspire Awards 2017

Buy a Lab Notebook:

  • Blueline notebooks (A9Q or A9, with or without grids, 192 pages costs $5.95) from the COOP
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A note about turning In Assignments:

Title your filename appropriately – using the standard format that we have been using.
  • UTEID_Name_Date_AssignmentName.doc
  • Convert your document to a PDF

PAI 2.14 wet lab
PAI 3.04H Dr. B's office
WEL 2.128 (and maybe WEL 2.144) computer lab
Painter 1st floor - ice room, autoclave, big centrifuge
Biotech lab - WEL 3.270
Fast lab - BME 6th floor
Chemistry Storeroom - WEL 1st floor (basement) - supplies and dry ice
Chemistry Electronics Shop - WEL 2nd floor (near computer lab)
BioScience Storeroom - NHB 1.502 - supplies
  • NHB glassware shop - next to BioSci storeroom
ICMB Core Facilities:
  • DNA Sequencing Facility (DASF) - MBB 1.426
  • ICMB Storeroom - MBB 1.426K (separate room for turning in invoice and for picking up items)
    • Can only pick up items from 9-12 AM and 2-5 PM

Things to Keep in Mind

Wikispaces does not like it when you have more than 3 windows open at a time! It be slow.
Store reagents at the proper temperature & in the right location (e.g. correct freezer box)
Label all reagents (tubes, boxes, liguids, powders) with VDS and Date (also include your initials if it is yours)
Write down everything that you do in lab into your lab notebook
Clean your area when done and return reagents and materials to their 'homes


Hmmm .... Science is hard.,1405/

For students that are interested to join the MBS club--this is a UT student affiliate of ASBMB. (American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Lab Report for Beer's Law Postponed until Wednesday at Midnight (Feb 13th) for All


Top Pharmaceuticals Posters:

Disease Focused Pharmaceuticals Poster:

Biochemistry News - Chemistry News
  • Lab tests show molecule appears to spur cell death in tumors, inflammation Thursday
    A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of diseases, including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.
  • 'Twinkling' enzymes could light the way to better cancer drugs Thursday
    A new test to show the properties of biologically important enzymes could help to streamline development of new treatments.
  • Researchers find a way to combat pharmacoterrorism Thursday
    Using a novel molecular analysis technique, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the chemical underpinnings of Captagon, also known as fenethylline, an illegal amphetamine-type stimulant that has been linked to subst...
  • A metabolic pathway that feeds liver cancer Aug 10, 2017
    A little-studied gene may explain how some liver cancer cells obtain the nutrition they need to proliferate, according to new research from the University of Maryland. The results of this research will be published as an Editors' Pick in the Aug. ...
  • Spider peptides battle superbugs and cancer Aug 9, 2017
    As antibiotic resistance rises and fears over superbugs grow, scientists are looking for new treatment options. One area of focus is antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which could someday be an alternative to currently prescribed antibiotics, many of ...


    Nature Reviews Drug Discovery - Issue - science feeds
    • Cardiovascular disease: CRHR2 blockade prevents heart failure Jul 30, 2017
      Despite improvements in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the prognosis of heart failure remains poor. To identify potential novel therapeutic targets, Tsuda et al. analyzed G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) expression in mouse cardiomyocy...
    • Type 2 diabetes: Broccoli extract lowers glucose levels Jul 30, 2017
      Targeting elevated hepatic glucose production in type 2 diabetes (T2D) represents an attractive therapeutic approach. To investigate this, Axelsson et al. first analyzed liver gene expression in a diabetic mouse model, in combination with other ge...
    • Calls grow to tap the gold mine of human genetic knockouts Jul 30, 2017
      A Human Knockout Project would systematically search for loss-of-function genetic mutations in humans to help uncover new drug targets.
    • Neurodegenerative disorders: SRC-ABL inhibitors protect motor neurons Jul 30, 2017
      Currently approved therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of motor neurons — exhibit limited effectiveness. By screening a panel of existing drugs in induced pluripotent st...
    • FDA approvals for the first 6 months of 2017 Jul 30, 2017
      The US FDA approved 23 new drugs in the first 6 months of 2017 (Table 1). This is more than the agency approved in the entirety of 2016, a lacklustre year with only 22 approvals (Nat. Rev. Drug Discov.16, 73–76;

    ScienceDirect Publication: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry

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