Welcoming Dr. Dodd’s Laboratory

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Dodd Laboratory has joined the MERF's 5th floor alliance this summer! The Dodd lab studies soft-tissue sarcomas, a type of cancer that develops in connective tissue such as muscle, nerves, fat, or tendons. Their research program designs and utilizes powerful in vivo model systems to directly address critical … Continue reading Welcoming Dr. Dodd’s Laboratory

Dr. Tomasson Joins Physiological -Omics Group of the American Physiological Society as Awards Co-Chair!

The American Physiological Society's Physiological -Omics Interest Group "provides a forum for communication and collaboration among physiologists with an interest in –omic-related sciences, including but not limited to: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics and gene manipulation and molecular intervention." Dr. Tomasson has had a long term passion for understanding the genetic … Continue reading Dr. Tomasson Joins Physiological -Omics Group of the American Physiological Society as Awards Co-Chair!

Mackenzie Berschel and Laura Flores Win Awards from the American Physiological Society!

Tap, tap, tap!! Is this thing on? Twenty-twenty has been a difficult year for many of our laboratories, families, and communities. Still, members of the IPG Laboratory have continued to work together to address important challenges in biomedicine and physiology and have achieved success in their work. Mackenzie Berschel Mackenzie Berschel, a senior undergraduate member … Continue reading Mackenzie Berschel and Laura Flores Win Awards from the American Physiological Society!

Dr. Bates Invited to Present at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference in May!

Dr. Bates has been invited to present her work on long-term outcomes in survivors of prematurity at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Philadelphia on May 4th, 2020. She will share the platform with renowned physician-scientists including Anne-Monique Nuyt, Kara Goss, Philip Levy, Adam Lewandoski, and Patrick McNamara. Together, this group is dedicated to defining … Continue reading Dr. Bates Invited to Present at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference in May!

Dr. Bates Receives the Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine

This award from the American Physiological Society is the highest honor given to an early career scientist in respiratory physiology. According to the APS website: The Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine recognizes excellence in respiratory physiology and medicine. The award is given to an investigator who holds an academic … Continue reading Dr. Bates Receives the Giles F. Filley Memorial Award for Excellence in Respiratory Physiology and Medicine

Happy International Women’s Day!!

Thank you to all of the outstanding women in the lab, and women that we collaborate with, who contribute every day to our mission to develop new strategies to prevent and treat disease, by completely considering the contribution of genetics, environmental factors, and pathophysiological modifiers. Here's to discovery, excellence, and equal recognition and support for … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!!

New Paper Published by Undergraduate Physiologists from the IPG Lab!!

We are pleased that the work of two outstanding undergraduates has been published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments. McKayla Seymour (Class of 2018) and Elizabeth Pritchard (Class of 2019) spearheaded the effort to publish our method that uses volumetric capnography and plethysmography to measure what we call the "lung structure-function relationship".  The paper contains … Continue reading New Paper Published by Undergraduate Physiologists from the IPG Lab!!

Drs. Bates and Tomasson Receive Mezhir Award for Collaborative Research!

Drs. Bates and Tomasson,  in collaboration with other investigators from the University of Iowa multiple myeloma group,  have been awarded a one year grant to study the factors that drive the transition from pre-malignancy to malignancy in multiple myeloma. This award extends the lab's current history of work in myeloma treatment and prevention, will provide … Continue reading Drs. Bates and Tomasson Receive Mezhir Award for Collaborative Research!

Lab Publishes New Paper on Preventing Multiple Myeloma

We are pleased to announce the publication of our most recent paper titled "Prevention Is the Best Treatment: The Case for Understanding the Transition from Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance to Myeloma," which is free to view here. Screening and prevention strategies have been used successfully in some solid tumor cancers, including breast, colon, and prostate. … Continue reading Lab Publishes New Paper on Preventing Multiple Myeloma

Lab films methods video on measuring the lung structure-function relationship!

Last week our lab came together in the Clinical Research Unit at the University of Iowa to film the online supplement to our paper titled "Combining volumetric capnography and barometric plethysmography to measure the lung structure-function relationship." This method allows the investigator to measure the volume of the airways at different lung volumes, to more … Continue reading Lab films methods video on measuring the lung structure-function relationship!