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2017

July

* Members of the Beeton Lab had lunch at Third Coast prior to Clarissa Palacios’ departure for the University of Texas in El Paso.

*Our work on targeting KCa1.1 (BK) channels for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis was highlighted in the blog of the Arthritis Foundation (http://blog.arthritis.org/news/arthritis-research-christine-beeton).

*The team at Kineta published the results from the phase 1b clinical trial of dalazatide (formerly ShK-186) in patients with psoriasis: Safety and pharmacodynamics of dalazatide, a Kv1.3 channel inhibitor, in the treatment of plaque psoriasis: A randomized phase 1b trial. ShK-186 was developed through NIH- and foundation-funded research by Drs. Beeton, Chandy, and Pennington and their collaborators worldwide. Dalazatide is the first specific Kv1.3 blocker to advance into clinic.

*Annual lab outing to Brazos Bend State Park to see alligators, banana spiders, birds, and fireflies followed by lunch at Christine Beeton’s house.

May

*Clarissa Palacios, from the University of Texas in El Paso, joined the Beeton Lab as part of the BUILDing SCHOLARS and the SMART Summer Research Programs.

April

*Christine Beeton attended the joint Immunology Retreat between the Graduate Program in Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine, the Biology of Inflammation Center, the Center for Human Immunobiology and the Baylor Scott & White Institute for Immunology Research.

March

*Christine Beeton was invited to talk about our work on PEG-HCCs in autoimmune diseases to the Sugar Land Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group.

*Members of the Beeton Lab spoke with Emily Akin from Fox 26 Houston News about our work with Dalazatide (ShK-186) for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. View the story.

*Christine Beeton and Mark Tanner attended the retreat of the Graduate Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine. Mark’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation.

February

*Christine Beeton and Mark Tanner attended the retreat of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. They presented a talk and a poster, respectively.

January

*Members of the Beeton lab had lunch at Miller’s Café.

2016

December

*Redwan Huq defended his Ph.D. thesis “Antioxidant carbon nanoparticles for treating T lymphocyte-mediated autoimmune diseases”.

*Christine Beeton was invited to present our work on targeting potassium channels for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis at the 23rd meeting of the French Society of Toxinology in Paris, France.

November

*Mark Tanner received a travel award to attend and present his work at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology and the Association of Rheumatology health Professionals, in Washington, DC.

October

*Rajeev Tajhya defended his Ph.D. thesis “Potassium channels in myotonic dystrophy type 1”.

*Christine Beeton gave a Biology of Inflammation and the Immunology seminar “Targeting Kv1.3 channels in autoimmunity – From the sea anemone venom to the clinic”.

September

*Christine Beeton spoke live on SiriusXM channel 110 Doctor Radio about PEG-HCCs as a tattoo therapy for autoimmune diseases.

*Mark Tanner was selected by the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine as their nominee for a Debra K. Martin Award.

*Christine Beeton spoke about PEG-HCCs as a tattoo therapy for autoimmune diseases for Fox 5 NY.

*Press release “Tattoo therapy could ease chronic disease; skin-embedded nanoparticles may help control autoimmune diseases” about our latest publication. https://www.bcm.edu/news/molecular-physiology-and-biophysics/nanoparticle-therapy-for-autoimmune-disease 

August 

*Christine Beeton gave a seminar “Venom-derived peptides for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis” in the Division of Chemistry & Structural Biology of the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia.

*Christine Beeton attended the International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne, Australia (http://ici2016.org). She gave two talks about our work on KCa1.1 channels in rheumatoid arthritis and on PEG-HCCs in T lymphocyte immunomodulation.

*Christine Beeton gave a seminar “Venom-derived peptides for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis” in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry of the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Melbourne, Australia.

July

*Members of the Beeton Lab had lunch at Coppa Osteria prior to Kathia Rodarte’s departure for the University of Texas in El Paso.

June

*Christine Beeton was invited to present our work on targeting potassium channels in rheumatoid arthritis during the seminar series of the Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX.

May

*Kathia Rodarte, from the University of Texas in El Paso, joined the Beeton Lab as part of the BUILDing SCHOLARS and the SMART Summer Research Programs.

 *Redwan Huq presented his work in the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar Series at Baylor College of Medicine.

 *Mark R. Tanner was awarded an F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for his work on potassium channels in rheumatoid arthritis.

April

*Christine Beeton was invited to present work on Kv1.3 blockers as immunomodulators to treat autoimmune diseases in the Therapeutic Stream “Biologics for Autoimmune Diseases” during the Protein and Antibody Engineering Summit in Boston, MA.

*Christine Beeton attended the joint Baylor College of Medicine  and Baylor Institute for Immunology Research retreat in Lake Conroe and presented our work on antioxidant nanomaterials for T lymphocyte immunomodulation.

March

*Christine Beeton participated with Drs. Catic and Pereira in a panel discussion “Academic Interviews: How to Prepare and What You Need to Know Before the Tenure Clock Starts Running” organized by Derek Haseltine, director of the Baylor College of Medicine Career Development Center.

February

*Christine Beeton and Redwan Huq gave interviews for Team Launch. Team Launch provides innovative, interdisciplinary learning opportunities that will prepare students for careers in team-based science and healthcare.

*Mark R. Tanner presented his work in the Immunology Seminar Series at Baylor College of Medicine.

January 2016

*Redwan Huq became the Founding President of the Consulting Club of the Texas Medical Center.

2015

December

*Christine Beeton and Rajeev B. Tajhya attended the TMCx Holiday Party benefiting Toys for Tots.
*Christine Beeton became a member of the board of directors for Airmid, Inc. 

October

*Rajeev B. Tajhya presented his work in the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar Series at Baylor College of Medicine.
*Mark R. Tanner received the award for best overall presentation at the 27th annual Graduate Student Symposium.
*Rajeev B. Tajhya received the third place award for best posters at the 27th annual Graduate Student Symposium.
*Mark R. Tanner received the first place award for best posters at the 27th annual Graduate Student Symposium.

September

*Christine Beeton was invited to present work on Kv1.3 blockers as immunomodulators to treat autoimmune diseases during Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 3rd annual conference “Membrane protein targets: technologies to enable the advancement of GPCRs, ion channels, and transporters as targets for biotherapeutics” in Boston, Mass.

August 

*Mark R. Tanner became a facilitator for Integrated Problem Solving with first-year medical students, starting in August and  through November 2015, at Baylor College of Medicine. 
*Christine Beeton participated in the annual Baylor College of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. retreat.
*Members of the Beeton Lab had lunch together prior to Rutvik Patel’s departure to start his freshman year at Rice University, Houston, Texas.

July

*Our work on KCa1.1 channels in rheumatoid arthritis was highlighted in the Biophysical Society Blog
*Christine Beeton and George Rodney took three students of the SMART program to see alligators, banana spiders, and armadillos at Brazos Bend State Park, followed by dinner at BJ’s in Pearland, Texas.
*Mark R. Tanner received a travel award to attend and present his work (oral and poster presentations) at the FASEB Summer Research Conference on Autoimmunity in Itasca, Ill.
*Christine Beeton became co-director of the Graduate Program in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.
*Redwan Huq was selected to attend the Bridge to BCG consulting workshop organized by The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago, Ill.
*Christine Beeton was invited to present work on KCa1.1 channels in rheumatoid arthritis during the  FASEB Summer Conference on Ion Channel Regulation in Big Sky, Mont.
*Rajeev Tajhya presented a poster during the  FASEB Summer Conference on Ion Channel Regulation in Big Sky, Mont.

June

*Rajeev Tajhya received a travel award to attend the upcoming FASEB Summer Conference on Ion Channel Regulation in Big Sky, Mont.
*Elizabeth Gehrmann joined the Beeton Lab for the summer as part of the Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program. 
*The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) highlighted our work on ShK-186 (now dalazatide) in their annual report.
*Redwan Huq presented a poster during the annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) in San Diego, Calif.
*Rutvik Patel joined the Beeton Lab for a summer of research after graduating from the DeBakey High School for Health professions and before joining Rice University Houston, Texas.

May

*Members of the Beeton Lab had lunch at Mi Luna to celebrate the results of dalazatide in the phase 1b clinical trial in patients with plaque psoriasis.
*The Wall Street Journal published an article about the results of the phase 1b clinical trial of dalazatide (formerly ShK-186) in patients with plaque psoriasis.
*Kineta Inc. released the first data from the phase 1b clinical trial of dalazatide (formerly ShK-186) in patients with psoriasis. ShK-186 was developed through NIH- and foundation-funded research by Drs. Beeton, Chandy, and Pennington. Dalazatide is the first specific Kv1.3 blocker to advance into clinic. See more about dalazatide.

April

*Rajeev B. Tajhya presented a poster during the Medical World Americas Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas.
*Mark R. Tanner gave a presentation during the symposium “The CCSC: Adapting to the Future of Research”.
*Christine Beeton participated in a live webcast “Effectively targeting the Kv1.3 channel: a new approach to address multiple autoimmune diseases”. Check out the webcast.

March

*Christine Beeton’s interview with the VIICTR was posted online. View interview.
*Redwan Huq was elected president of the Consulting Club at Baylor College of Medicine. View Consulting Club website.
*Christine Beeton’s 50th peer-reviewed publication was accepted by FEBS J.

February

*Redwan Huq presented his work in a platform session of the annual FlowTex meeting.
*Mark R. Tanner presented his work in the Immunology seminar series.
*Zoltán Pethõ presented a poster at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Md.
*Members of the Beeton Lab had lunch at Kata Robata prior to Zoltán Pethõ’s departure for Hungary via Baltimore.
*Christine Beeton gave a seminar during the Rheumatology Research Conference at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

January
*Christine Beeton gave a seminar in the Center for Human Immunobiology at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

2014

December
*Redwan Huq’s internship with Fannin Innovation Studio was renewed for an additional three months.
*Christine Beeton attended the Post-Bone Bash celebration and fundraiser benefiting the Arthritis Foundation.
*Christine Beeton and Redwan Huq attended the TMCx Holiday Party benefiting Toys for Tots.
*Christine Beeton became a member of the Steering Committee for the Biology of Inflammation Center at Baylor College of Medicine.
*Mark R. Tanner was selected for funding for two years through the NIH Immunology Scientist Training Grant, T32 AI053831.
*The Beeton Lab invited colleagues, friends, and collaborators to celebrate Christine Beeton’s promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.

November
*Christine Beeton judged oral and poster presentations and chaired the judging for Physiology at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, San Antonio, TX.
*Our work on PEG-HCCs in rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis was highlighted in the monthly newsletter from Fannin Innovation Studio.

October
*Fannin Innovation Studios licensed our pending patent “Hydrophilic carbon clusters as immunomodulators for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases”.
*Drs. Tour and Beeton discussed antioxidant carbon-based nanoparticles for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis during the October Arthritis Foundation  - Houston’s “Breaking Science / Breaking Silence” Salon Series Event.
*Redwan Huq received the second place award for best talks at the annual Graduate Student Symposium.
*Redwan Huq started a three month internship (One day/week) with Fannin Innovation Studio in Houston, TX to learn more about the business side of science as part of his career development.
*Lab lunch at Hugo’s.
*Redwan Huq selected to represent the Graduate Program in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the annual Baylor College of Medicine Graduate Symposium.

September
*Press release “Finding new path to treating rheumatoid arthritis” about our latest publication,
Christine Beeton interviewed by the Arthritis National Research Foundation, Part 1; Part 2.
*Redwan Huq selected for funding for one year through the NIH T32 HL07676 training grant in Molecular Physiology of the Cardiovascular System.
*Christine Beeton participated in the annual Baylor College of Medicine M.D.-Ph.D. retreat.
*Patent application “Hydrophilic carbon clusters as immunomodulators for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases” in collaboration with Dr. Tour’s group at Rice University.

July
*Lab outing to Brazos Bend State Park and lunch at Christine Beeton’s house.
*Zoltán Pethõ received a Scholarship from Campus Hungary to spend five months in our lab, starting in September 2014.

June
*Redwan Huq and Mark R. Tanner each received a travel award to attend the Annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) in Chicago and present their work in a platform session.
*Cody Schmitt (from Augustana College) joined the Beeton Lab for the summer as part of the Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program.

May
*Redwan Huq judged projects at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project (I-SWEEP) Olympiad.

April
*Press release “Channel blocker treats asthma in the lab” about our latest publication.

February
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX.
*Rajeev Tajhya presented a poster at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in San Francisco, CA.

January
*Christine Beeton co-founded Varvedo, Inc.
*Lab lunch at Christine Beeton’s house.

2013

December    
*Christine Beeton participated in the Annual Scientific Symposium of the DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, TX.

November
*Christine Beeton judged oral and poster presentations and co-chaired the judging for Physiology at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Nashville, TN.

September
*Christine Beeton presented a poster at the 11th World Congress on Inflammation in Natal, Brazil.

*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar in the Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.

*Christine Beeton invited speaker at the 2nd IMPULSE Symposium (Immune-related Pathologies: Understanding Leukocyte Signaling and Emerging therapies) in Matrahaza, Hungary.

July
*Mark R. Tanner selected for funding for one year through the NIH T32 GM088129 training grant in Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine.
*Rajeev Tajhya served as First-Year-Initiative mentor to help new students transition into graduate school at Baylor College of Medicine.

May
*Christine Beeton participated in a Journal Club with Biology Seniors at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX.
*Lab outing to Brazos Bend State Park and lunch at Christine Beeton’s house.
*Christine Beeton chaired a session “Infectious disease, immunology and pathology” at the Annual Meeting of the Knockout Mouse Phenotyping Consortium and the International Mouse Phenotyping *Consortium, Galveston, TX.
*Rajeev Tajhya judged projects at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, Environment Project (I-SWEEP) Olympiad.

April
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Salt Lake City, UT.

March
*Christine Beeton interviewed for an article “From toxins to therapeutics” by Dan Cossins published in The Scientist. 

February
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar in the Department of Rheumatology of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
*Rajeev Tajhya received a travel award to present a poster at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Philadelphia, PA.
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar in the Center of Human Immunobiology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.

2012

December
*Christine Beeton participated in the Annual Scientific Symposium of the DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, TX.

November
*Christine Beeton judged poster presentations in Physiology at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), San Jose, CA.

October
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar at the Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, Université de la Mediterranée in Marseille, France.
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar at the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology of the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.
*Christine Beeton witnessed the first injection of ShK-186 (Dalazatide) during the Phase 1a clinical trial designed by the team of Kineta One (Seattle, WA) in Groningen, The Netherlands.

July
*Christine Beeton invited to talk and co-chair a session “Toxins and Ion Channels” at the 17th World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology & 4th International Scientific Symposium on All Things Venomous, Honolulu, HI.

April
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar in the Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology seminar series at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA.
*Xueyou Hu and Shyny Koshy each received a travel award to present posters at Experimental Biology 2012 in San Diego, CA.

March
*Christine Beeton invited to present a seminar in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

January
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at the Florida State University Life Science Symposium “Found in Translation” in Tallahassee, FL.

2011

December
*Christine Beeton participated in the Annual Scientific Symposium of the DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Houston, TX.

November
*Christine Beeton judged poster presentations in Immunology at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), Saint Louis, MO.

October
*Lab outing to Brazos Bend State Park.

August
*Christine Beeton invited to present a poster at the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Symposium in Orlando, FL.

July
*Shyny Koshy received one of only two nationwide Senior Research Training Fellowships from the American Lung Association.

May
*Christine Beeton invited to speak in the Laboratory of Experimental Rheumatology of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY.

April
*Shyny Koshy received a travel award to present a poster at Experimental 2011 in Washington, DC.

2010

November
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at the Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society on Advances in Ion Channel Mediated Therapeutics, New Orleans, LA.

October
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at the International Drug Discovery Sciences and Technology Meeting in Beijing, China.

June
*Xueyou Hu received a travel award to present a poster at the Rheumatology Research Workshop of the American College of Rheumatology in Fort Worth, TX.

May
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at Kineta One in Seattle, WA.

2009

December
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development in La Jolla, CA.

June
*Christine Beeton invited to speak at the 7th Aurora Biomed Ion Channel Retreat in Vancouver, Canada.

June
*Xueyou Hu received one of only two travel awards from the Baylor College of Medicine and Related Institutes FOCIS Center of Excellence to  present  a poster at the Centers of Excellence Trainee Satellite Symposium during the Annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) in San Francisco, CA.

2008

February
*The Beeton Lab is born.