CURRENT NEWS
Shannon L. Servoss, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering
Affiliate Faculty in Biomedical Engineering
Cell and Molecular Biology Program
Micro Electronic-Photonic Program

3202 Bell Engineering Center, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Office: Bell 3194, Phone: (479) 575-4502
E-mail: sservoss@uark.edu

August 2014

Dr. Servoss and Dr. Melissa Moss (University of South Carolina) were issued US patent 8,809,275 titled 'Peptoids and Methods for Treating Alzheimer's Disease'.

May 2014

Jesse Roberts was awarded an Honors College Research Grant for Fall 2014. Congratulations!

Dr. Servoss was approved for promotion and tenure.

Hugh Purdy, Florencio Serrano Castillo, and Edward Jenner graduated and are off to graduate school at University of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, and University of California - Irvine, repectively. Congratulations!

April 2014

Dr. Servoss was awarded an SEC travel grant to visit the Moss lab at the University of South Carolina with Phillip Turner.

Valerie Reyes, Lauren Rogers, and Kaylee Smith attended and presented at the AIChE Mid-America Regional Meeting.

March 2014

Phillip Turner was awarded an ACS BIOT travel subsidy for the ACS spring meeting where he presented his work on peptoid-based modulators of amyloid beta aggregation.

Shannon Servoss joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in October 2007 and holds the Ralph E. Martin Professorship. Her research focuses on the development of non-natural protein mimics for biomedical applications. Specifically, peptoids (poly-N-substituted glycines) are being used for disease detection and disease treatment.

Shannon received her bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Michigan, where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Burns. Her graduate work was completed at Northwestern University under the advisement of Drs. Annelise Barron and Mark Johnson. The focus of her thesis was peptoid-based mimics of lung surfactant protein B. After receiving her Ph.D., Shannon moved to Eastern Washington state for a postdoctoral position at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working with Drs. Richard Zangar and Cheryl Baird.  Here she worked on ultilizing single chain anitbody fragments for ELISA microarray.