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2020-2021 Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship Recipients

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology is proud to have two of our Master's of Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics students selected as recipients of the Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship. These...

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Vanderford Receives Kentucky Academy of Science’s Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2020) – The University of Kentucky’s Nathan Vanderford received the 2020 Excellence in Science Education and Outreach Award from the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS) last Friday....

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Congratulations to Dr. Nathalia Vitoria Pereira Araujo on a Successful Defense!

Dr. Nathalia Vitoria Pereira Araujo has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis on 11/4/20. Congratulations to her mentor, Dr. Vivek Rangnekar, and her committee members. Special thanks to our outside examiner...

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Posted - Nov 5Read More

DTCB Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Scholar Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Toxicology & Cancer Biology is excited to announce internal Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Scholar Fellowship Opportunities for the Spring 2021 semester. All current graduate students...

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Posted - Oct 22Read More

UK College of Medicine Honors Henrietta Lacks’s Legacy

Henrietta Lacks’s “HeLa” cells continue to influence scientific discovery even after her death from cancer in 1951. These cells have been used to study cancer growth, learn more about viruses, and study drug...

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Posted - Oct 5Read More

Vanderford Honored With Hartford-Nicholson Award From SRAI

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2020) – The Society of Research Administrators International will be presenting its 2020 Hartford-Nicholson Award to University of Kentucky faculty Nathan Vanderford. Vanderford, an...

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Posted - Sep 3Read More

Vanderford Honored With Hartford-Nicholson Award From SRAI

The Society of Research Administrators International will be presenting its 2020 Hartford-Nicholson Award to University of Kentucky faculty Nathan Vanderford. Vanderford, an assistant professor in the...

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Posted - Sep 3Read More

Voluntary COVID Self-Report Survey

The survey below is entirely voluntary. We are creating a way for students to anonymously self-report a positive COVID status for themselves or having had close contact with an individual who has a positive...

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Posted - Sep 2Read More

Congratulations to our Qualifying Exam Students

Congratulations to all of our doctoral students that have passed their Qualifying Exams! Pratik Thapa (Mentor: Dr. Qiou Wei) Jenni Ho (Mentor: Dr. Daret St. Clair) Yanning Hao (Mentor: Dr. Qiou Wei) Xiaojing...

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Posted - Aug 17Read More

Statement on Diversity & Inclusion

The events of the several months have brought the ideals of Diversity, Inclusion & Equity to a fine focus. Our Department recognizes that we can improve and we are committed to doing so. Our ultimate...

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Posted - Jul 23Read More

Dr. Jian Fu Appointed to NIH Innate Immunity & Inflammation Study Section

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jian Fu has been appointed to serve as a member of the NIH Innate Immunity and Inflammation Study Section, for the term beginning July 2020 and ending June 2024. NIH study...

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Posted - Jul 10Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Arenas on a Successful Defense!

Congratulations to Dr. Alexandra Arenas on a Successful Defense! Dr. Arenas successfully defended her PhD thesis on July 9, 2020. Also, congratulations to her mentor, Dr. Haining Zhu, and her other committee...

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Posted - Jul 9Read More

Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy Johnson!

Dr. Jeremy Johnson has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Examination of the Role of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase as a Therapeutic Modality for Triple Negative Breast Cancer." Congratulations to...

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Posted - May 28Read More

Course Variety in MSMS Program Helped Courtney Kelson Find Her Calling

With the intention of eventually pursuing a career in medicine, Georgia native Courtney Kelson earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Georgia State University. But after learning the full...

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Posted - May 18Read More

Dr. Brainson's Lab Working to Make Lung Cancer Treatments More Effective

Lung cancer is a complex and devastating disease, especially in the Commonwealth. In fact, Kentuckians are twice as likely as the rest of U.S. citizens to develop squamous cell carcinoma and small-cell lung...

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Posted - Apr 20Read More

STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

We are pleased to announce that we are still accepting applications for our Master's of Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics program. The Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics...

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Posted - Apr 17Read More