Hinton reaps reward for efforts

Since joining the Abel Lab, Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., PhD, has earned his fair share of mentorship and research awards. With three awards earned in just the past month, the postdoctoral research fellow proves he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Mayo Clinic Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship Hinton, who is currently a Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Ford […]

The fruits of mentorship

What a month for seeing the fruits of strong mentorship. Once you start to look around for it, the examples are everywhere to be found. Regular readers of these posts know how deeply I value strong and effective mentoring and, more important, how fundamental I believe it is to shaping the future of our department. […]

Hinton earns NIDDK presentation award

Antentor O. Hinton Jr., PhD, Burroughs Wellcome and Ford Fellow postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, received a Basic Science Research Award during the NIDDK’s Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMHRI) Midwest Regional Workshop. Hinton’s presentation aims to identify the insulin signals that regulate the gene OPA1 in […]

Hinton receives NIH loan repayment grant

Antentor Hinton, Jr., PhD, received a two-year student loan repayment (LRP) grant from the NIH’s National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities while he trains and conducts health disparities research like his latest project exploring how insulin stimulation alters endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites during OPA1-induced mitochondrial stress. “One of the most significant benefits […]

April 2019 – Antentor Hinton, Jr

As he neared completion of his PhD in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, Antentor “AJ” Hinton, Jr, was considering nine different offers for employment, three of them from faculty at the University of Iowa. One of those Iowans was E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD. Almost all of the other recruiters, […]

Abel Lab Members Recognized

Earlier this week, the Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development presented the annual Discovery & Innovation Awards to this year’s winners. Two members of Dr. Dale Abel’s lab were honored. Nominated by the undergraduates he educates, Antentor O. “AJ” Hinton Jr., PhD, received a Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Hinton is a […]