NOW:53211:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
37°
H 37° L 32°
Rain | 10MPH

Marquette honors Shorewood resident with Young Scholar Award

June 25, 2009

Dr. Allison Abbott, assistant professor of biological sciences, is one of four faculty members honored with the Marquette University 2009 Way Klingler Young Scholar Award. Selected for the research accomplishments Abbott has already achieved, as well as her potential for additional outstanding research, the award provides Abbott with a one-semester sabbatical and operating funds to pursue her research.

 

Abbott, a Shorewood resident who received her Ph.D. in cell, molecular and developmental biology in 2000 at Tufts University in Boston, focuses on using the roundworm C. elegans to research the functions of small RNAs, known as microRNAs, which regulate gene expression and are important regulators in the roundworm and in humans.

 

“The goal is to identify specific biological pathways that are regulated by microRNAs,” said Abbott. “If we can understand what microRNAs do in normal animal development, then we can begin to understand what’s happening when they’re misregulated in human cancers.” Abbott will take her sabbatical in spring 2010 to identify the target genes and genetic pathways that are regulated by three microRNAs, as well as identify data necessary for new grant submissions.

 

“The recipients of the Way Klingler Young Scholars Award are privileged to have a semester sabbatical to pursue their research interests in a concentrated fashion,” said Dr. William Wiener, vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School. “The four individuals who have received this award represent the finest of our new faculty and benefit Marquette University with their knowledge and dedication. Their research and scholarship help create a culture of inquiry on campus and help us reach our goal of sharing knowledge for the betterment of society.”

 

In addition to the research Abbott will perform during her sabbatical, she has published seven papers, written a chapter on microRNAs for a book to be published later in 2009, given presentations nationally and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several scientific journals.

 

The other three recipients of the Young Scholar Award are Dr. Dennis Brylow, mathematics; Dr. Irene Guenther, history; and Dr. Lucas Torres, psychology.

 

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Westbound I-94 near Miller Park to close for 31 hours beginning Friday night 12/18

» Carran rejects Lisbon job offer; Brown Deer's Janecke accepts 12/18

» Crews clear 2 crashes that closed northbound I-43 Updated:  12/18

» Homestead boys shutout Nicolet in third quarter in 65-30 rout 12/17

» Wolf comes home as Homestead girls hoops team beat Nicolet, 51-41 12/16

» Flu hits hard at Glendale-River Hills School District 12/16

» Man sentenced to prison in optical store fatal shooting Updated:  12/16

» Mequon-Thiensville residents will vote on $18.2 million referendum proposal 12/16

» I-43 reconstruction project approved by feds 12/15

» Shorewood apartments project seeks $5.5 million in village financing Updated:  12/15

» Eisenhower girls beat Shorewood, 50-32 12/12

» River Hills woman killed in driveway accident Updated:  12/12

» Cable firm opening Glendale headquarters 12/5

» Sushi restaurants to open on North Shore: Ginza in Bayside-Fox Point, Kawa in Glendale 12/4

» Mequon lawyer indicted on 33 counts related to fraud, money laundering Updated:  12/3

» Glendale dad gets 41 years for shooting sons during driveway argument Updated:  12/2

» Whitefish Bay appoints village manager 12/2

» Shorewood police chief to retire after 33 years 12/1

» Brown Deer boys hoops team falls to inspired King, 68-52, in opener 11/28

» Wisconsin native killed in robbery attempt on California hiking trail 11/28

» Nicolet tennis court project receives rezoning approval from River Hills 11/21

» The Cheel offers a taste of Nepal in Thiensville 11/21

» Paper will be delayed by holiday 11/19

» Candidates for Lisbon post named 11/18

» Mequon teen ODs on alcohol after chugging gin with Cedarburg girls 11/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT