Archive: News Story

  • Dr. Sona Vasudevan Featured for her Work with the Georgetown University India Initiative

    Our own Dr. Sona Vasudevan is dedicated to enriching the multicultural Georgetown experience through her recruitment and mentorship of Indian students. She does this not just for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, but is making a larger impact when teamed up with BGE recruitment efforts in India as well. Her annual Diwali festival is always highly anticipated!

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  • Departmental Graduate Student Travel Award Granted to Heidi Coia

    Ms. Coia will present her work on Lipid-peroxidation-derived DNA adduct formation in obesity-related hepatocarcinogenesis at the AARC annual meeting to be held this June in New Orleans, LA.

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  • Dr. Amri invited to participate in the 4th International Congress on Analytical Proteomics

    Dr. Amri will present her patented work on Phylomics: An Evolution-Based Data Mining Tool for Biomarkers (Synapomorphies) Discovery and Early Cancer Detection at the 4th International Congress on Analytical Proteomics on September 7-9 in Caprica, Portugal.

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  • Dr. Hakima Amri invited to deliver the Breaking Talk at the Seventh Annual Next Generation Dx Summit: Moving Assays to the Clinic.

    Dr. Amri will present From Omics to Precision Medicine at the Seventh Annual Next Generation Dx Summit: Moving Assays to the Clinic that will be held on August 18-20, 2015 in Washington DC.

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  • Dr. Hakima Amri invited to first International Working Group on PhyloOncology

    Dr. Hakima Amri invited to participate in the first international working group on PhyloOncology, sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) at Duke University, NC and the National Science Foundation.

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  • Special masters program graduate publishes in Stem Cells and Development

    Shannon Larabee, a former student in the Special Masters Program in Physiology who is now an M3 here at GUMC recently published a paper as first author in Stem Cells and Development. The paper highlights how microRNAs function in early mammalian development to control critical intracellular signaling mechanisms important for the developmental stage called gastrulation. If gastrulation is not regulated properly by these miRNAs, differentiation of cells is impaired resulting in improper formation of organs. Shannon’s tenacity and hard work really paid off with a really nice investigation, says Dr. G. Ian Gallicano, the senior author.

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  • Dr. Hakima Amri to deliver Plenary talk at INTRACOM 2014

    Dr. Hakima Amri is invited to deliver the plenary talk at The 8th International Traditional and Complementary Medicine (INTRACOM) Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 30th-Nov. 2nd, 2014 on the topic of “Education and Training – Driving Force behind Professionalism” and participate in a Debate Session on “Traditional & Complementary Medicine Lacks Evidence?”

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  • Patent Granted by USPTO to Dr. Hakima Amri

    Dr. Hakima Amri’s patent titled “PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF MASS SPECTROMETRY OR GENE ARRAY DATA FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS” was granted today June 30, 2014 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This is a groundbreaking news as this original work applied to early detection of disease and cancer, in particular. Dr. Amri and co-inventors were the first to apply parsimony phylogenetics to biomedical research using high throughput data.

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  • Dr. Hakima Amri publishes an academic book on Greco-Arabic Medicine

    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.

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

    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.

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