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!

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

Laboratory Celebrates Halloween in Scientist Style

Today members of the lab took a momentary break from the daily grind of research to celebrate Halloween. Each lab member seems to have independently chosen a scientist-type get-up, with Professor Bates and grad student Hannah choosing a Rick and Morty themed outfit. Hannah, however, truly paid homage to the new cult class by bringing … Continue reading Laboratory Celebrates Halloween in Scientist Style

New paper accepted in Frontiers in Physiology!

A  focus of our laboratory is understanding the regulation of pulmonary blood vessels by hypoxia, including non-canonical intrapulmonary shunt vessels. While we still don’t understand a lot about their structure, we recently found that they are regulated (in part) by the beta-2 adrenergic pathway. Beta-2 adrenergic receptors cause dilation (or widening) of blood vessels in the … Continue reading New paper accepted in Frontiers in Physiology!

This week in lab awesomeness!

This week the lab will be traveling to the Experimental Biology meeting in Chicago and we have a lot to celebrate (pics forthcoming)!! Undergraduate student Matt won a Bruce abstract award and will receive his award at the meeting. Shilpa, another undergraduate and founding member of the lab, has been accepted into Physician Assistant’s school. … Continue reading This week in lab awesomeness!

Laboratory Receives NCI Seed Grant to Study Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia!!

We are pleased to announce that we have received a one-year, $60,000 seed grant to examine the environmental and genetic determinants underlying the transition of of MGUS into multiple myeloma. MGUS is a precursor, pre-malignant condition that occurs before the development of multiple myeloma. The majority of MGUS cases are benign, but can be devastating when it … Continue reading Laboratory Receives NCI Seed Grant to Study Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia!!

New Paper Accepted in the Journal of Biomechanics!!

  Work completed with our collaborators in Naomi Chesler’s laboratory has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics! The paper titled “Pulmonary arterial strain- and remodeling-induced stiffening are differentiated in a chronic model of pulmonary hypertension ” reports our finding that chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension causes stiffening of the large elastic arteries and that this is … Continue reading New Paper Accepted in the Journal of Biomechanics!!

New Paper Accepted in Oncotarget!

SourceMultiple myeloma is an incurable plasma cancer and the second most common blood malignancy. We have been interested in the role oxygen plays in mediating the progression of this disease and our new collaboration with the Translational Myeloma Group at the University of Iowa has yielded it’s first publication in the journal Oncotarget. We are glad … Continue reading New Paper Accepted in Oncotarget!

Professor Bates Receives Seed Grant from the American Cancer Society !

We feel fortunate to be the proud recipients of an American Cancer Society Seed Grant to continue our work investigating how obesity promotes hematological malignancy (cancer of the blood). This grant is administered through the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa and will provide us with the resources to really take this line … Continue reading Professor Bates Receives Seed Grant from the American Cancer Society !