Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology News

Gizmodo Features Das in Story About the Powerhouse of the Cell

Gizmodo recently had a story examining how mitochondria — the powerhouse of the cell — might be a little more powerful and hotter than once thought. The story is based on a new, but not yet peer-reviewed, study conducted by an international team of scientists–including UT’s Maitreyi Das.

Knoxville News Sentinel: UT Experts Believe Syria Events Call for More Research

The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in attacks on its own people is raising questions in the research community about the need to counteract such activity, according to two experts at the University of Tennessee. The Knoxville News Sentinel recently interviewed Jeremy Smith, a governor’s chair researcher at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the director of the UT/ORNL Center for Molecular Biophysics, and Howard Hall, also a governor’s chair and director of the Institute for Nuclear Security at UT. Both experts expressed a need for more research on counteracting these chemical weapons.

Science Forum: Elena Shpak to Shine Light on GMOs

Elena Shpak, associate professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, will present “The Truth About Genetically Modified Organisms” at this week’s Science Forum, set for noon Friday, February 17.

In Memoriam: Jeffrey MacCabe

Jeffrey MacCabe, a longtime faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, passed away December 29. He was 73. A memorial service will be held for MacCabe at 1 p.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike.

In Memoriam: Kenneth Monty

Kenneth James Monty, founding head of the Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology, passed away May 23. He was 85.