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Congratulations to Dr. Eric Shelden, Associate Professor in SMB, for his recent appointment to the Editorial Board of PLOS ONE. This Online journal was launched in December, 2006, as an efficient and economical venue for disseminating research in all areas of science and medicine. Today it is the largest journal in the world, publishing well over 2000 articles per month. PLOS ONE’s editorial criteria focuses on the technical quality of the work rather than any subjective judgments such as perceived novelty or limited relevance to a specialist field.
Congratulations to Drs. Chengtao Her and Eric Shelden who recently were awarded intramural grants from the College of Veterinary Medicine to pursue their research.
The focus of Dr. Her’s research is to gain “a better understanding of the roles of mismatch repair proteins in restricting aberrant (toxic) NHEJ repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) during S and G2 phases of the cell cycle. This understanding is important because DSB repair activity directly influences the effectiveness of many DSB-inducing anticancer agents.”
Dr. Shelden’s grant from the Marvel Shields Autzen Fund is focused on research to better “understand why brain and other central nervous system tissues lose tolerance to stress as they develop and age, and to develop strategies for improved intervention in and treatment of central nervous system injuries in veterinary and clinical settings.”
Jason P. Price
presents in conjunction with the 2nd Proposal a seminar: RNA Binding Activity of Rhizobial Cold Shock Protein A (CspA) Homologs in Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation BLS 402