Department News

  • Dr. Hakima Amri participates in the Grand Rounds of the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
    April 3, 2014

    Dr. Amri discussed how the medicine practiced by Hippocrates, Galen, and Avicenna has positively impacted our modern biomedicine. Their contributions from millennia spanned treatment of pathologies, preventative and personalized medicine.

  • Doctoral Students Visit the Naked Mole Rats
    October 3, 2013

    Naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber) are of great interest to scientists due to their unusually long life span and extreme cancer resistance. As part of weekly journal club, our students have elected to discuss multiple papers on naked mole rat research, beginning with the publication of the H. glaber genome in 2011. They were also fortunate to get a behind the scenes look at the naked mole rat colony at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC, thanks to small mammal biologist David Kessler.

  • Professor Djakiew publishes a book chapter entitled "The p38 MAPK Pathway in Prostate Cancer"
    July 24, 2013

    Professor Djakiew publishes a book chapter entitled "The p38 MAPK Pathway in Prostate Cancer" In "Prostate Cancer: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics", p243-255, ISBN 978-1-4614-6827-1.

  • Dr. Hakima Amri publishes an academic book on Greco-Arabic Medicine
    July 4, 2013

    While the traditional medical systems, such as Traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Ayurvedic Indian Medicine, and Naturopathy, just to name a few, are all well documented in the United States, the Greco-Romano-Arabic medical system which contributed to renaissance remains largely unknown. The famous yet unknown Canon of Medicine (Qanûn fi’t-tibb [Arabic]) by the Arabic speaking polymath of Persian origin Avicenna (ca. 980-1037 CE) is probably the largest encyclopedia of this medical system produced during the middle Ages and taught in Europe until the 17th century. Its comprehensive five volumes cover the entire spectrum of medical knowledge of that time from the theoretical basis of medicine to the practical aspects of prevention and treatment of ailment. Her book titled: Avicenna's Medicine: A New Translation of the 11th-Century Canon with Practical Applications for Integrative Health Care, is not only the first translation of the first volume of the Canon directly from Arabic into English but also biomedical-based commentaries explaining his ancient medical observations in light of today’s scientific knowledge.

  • Dr. Pruess's obesity book
    Dr. Preuss' New Book on Obesity and Recent Lectures
    November 8, 2012

    The second edition of the book, "Obesity. Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention," co-authored by Dr. Harry Preuss was released recently.

  • Djakiew publishes book chapter on p75NTR in prostate cancer
    November 23, 2011

    Professor Djakiew has published a book chapter D. Djakiew (2011) NSAID Induction of p75NTR in the Prostate: A Suppressor of Growth and Cell Migration Via the p38 MAPK Pathway – In "Prostate Cancer: Original Investigation and Case Studies", p23-44, ISBN 979-953-307-628-6.

  • Diabetic Medicine
    School of Medicine students from Sexual Development and Reproduction module published in Diabetic Medicine
    September 16, 2011

    This year, students Kyle Godfrey, Bobby Matthew, Julie Bulman, and Omar Shah; and faculty Dr. Clement and Dr. Gallicano, have published "Stem Cell Based Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Bone Marrow, Embryonic, Hepatic, Pancreatic, and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells" in the journal Diabetic Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal with strong impact factor.

  • Congratulations on successful Ph.D. thesis defense
    September 2, 2011

    The department wishes to congratulate Caitlin MacCarthy on the recent successful defense of her thesis work, "The Contribution of PCPH to Colon Carcinoma" with Dr. Notario.

  • MS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Alumus awarded Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain
    May 17, 2011

    Georgetown University alumnus, Annahita Sarcon has received a prestigious Fulbright Award to conduct cardiac stem cell research in Pamplona, Spain.

  • Special Seminar: Dannie Durrand, Ph.D.
    April 14, 2011

    Dr. Dannie Durrand from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University will be visiting the Protein Information Resource on Friday, and will present a special seminar on protein classification at 10:30 in the Harris building, Room 1202.