Corbett, Dahms, Volkman named outstanding teachers
John Corbett, Nancy Dahms and Brian Volkman were awarded Teacher Recognition Pins during the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Awards. The researchers were recognized for contributing to the advancement of medical student learning.
Corbett is a professor and chair of biochemistry at MCW. His research focuses on pancreatic beta cell death during Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Corbett recently published a study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry on the DNA damage response in pancreatic beta cells and its impact on glucose uptake.
Dahms is a professor of biochemistry at MCW. Her lab studies the biochemistry of lysosomes and lysosomal storage diseases. She recently published a study on an animal model of Fabry disease, a genetic disorder that can lead to heart and kidney malfunction. Dahms served as the president of the Society for Glycobiology in 2021.
Volkman is a professor of biochemistry at MCW and his research aims to create novel cancer therapeutics using rational drug design. The lab recently published a study describing a method to distinguish various forms of the chemokine CCL20. In 2020, he received a MERIT award from the National Institutes of Health.
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