College Raptor, an online resource that helps prospective college students explore college options, recently ranked Rhodes No. 10 among schools across the country as a “Hidden Gem for Women in STEM.”
Rhodes is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, but accreditation by ASBMB affirms that its biochemistry and molecular biology program fulfills or exceed national standards.
Dr. Loretta Jackson-Hayes, associate professor of chemistry at Rhodes, is one of 17 speakers who have been selected for the new TEDxMemphis, the local version of the well-known, global TED conference.
My research focuses on investigating regulatory mechanisms of eukaryotic gene expression. Currently, my laboratory is focusing on genes that are involved in fungal cell wall metabolism. The fungal cell wall, which is composed of polysaccharides and glycoproteins, is essential for growth and metabolism of the fungus and is an excellent target for antifungal drugs. We have identified several genes that play specific roles in cell wall metabolism in the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans including genes that have homologues that have been foun
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