Category results for: Cellular and Developmental

VCU News: From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

Sivam Bhatt and Anubhav Thapaliya are Biology majors that have been busy conducting research on specific genes that impact the development of zebrafish and blood stem cell generation in the lab of Erich Damm, PH.D. None of this would have been possible without the  Baldacci Student Experiential Learning Endowed Fund  grants that further research like […]

VCU News: Biology researcher explores a way to stop coronavirus infection cycle.

VCU News has published an article on extremely important research being conducted in Derek Prosser’s Membrane Biology Lab. Derek Prosser is investigating whether SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can be stopped from entering cells. If it can, the infection life cycle can be broken. Read the full VCU News article “Is it possible to […]

Meet a Biology Student

VCU Biology undergraduate David Huey answered questions about his interests and experiences in research and academics. Read the Q & A With Dalton Huey on the Biology website.

VCU News: VCU biology professor receives $1.3M grant to study membrane transport pathways in yeast

Derek Prosser was awarded a 5-year CAREER Award by the NSF for his research into non-clathrin membrane transport pathways. This $1.3 million award will support Prosser as he studies lesser known transport pathways that are not yet well understood. Read the full article “VCU biology professor receives $1.3M grant to study membrane transport pathways in […]

Biology faculty member named “Rockstar Fundraising Researcher”

Santiago Lima, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the VCU Department of Biology.  He is a teacher-scholar, and teaches a 3-course series in Cancer Biology that covers the fundamentals of cancer and gets students into the lab to conduct research. As a researcher, Lima is interested in understanding the molecular and metabolic changes that occur in […]

VCU News features graduating Biology senior

VCU News reports: “When she was 16, La’Tila Abbott was diagnosed with alopecia areata, a medical condition that causes the immune system to attack hair follicles. Her hair fell out, and she began to receive steroid shots in her scalp that came with “really horrible side effects,” she said. She wore a wig to school.” […]

3 Biology Faculty Receive CHS Seed Awards

The College of Humanities and Sciences announced today that three VCU Biology faculty would receive Seed Awards for 2018.  Scott Gronert, Associate Dean for Research writes, “the Seed awards were established to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works.” Assistant Professor Leslie Bulluck (pictured above, left) will […]

VCU Biology Research Suggests Some E-Cig Flavors More Harmful Than Others

Amanda Dickinson, Associate Professor in VCU Biology, coauthored a study that evaluated the effects of six e-cigarette flavors by testing the vapors on tadpoles.  The Atlantic reports her findings.