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Barbara Christie-Pope (biology) was selected as one of six Fellows of the FUTURE (Fostering Undergraduate Talent—Uniting Research and Education) in Biomedicine program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Christie-Pope, together with student Federica Otalora-Roselli, spent two months engaged in an intensive research experience in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Cornell. They studied how an ion channel protein called TRPM7 is involved in differentiation of dopamine-producing neurons. This work is relevant to the contribution of genetics to risk for Parkinson’s disease, which is poorly understood.

Jamie Kelly, director of media relations, was part of a panel titled “Achieving Authenticity and Publicity in the Twitter Age” at the annual College Media Conference held in June in Washington, D.C.

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