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JILL DOWEN RECEIVES NIH MIRA GRANT

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Jill Dowen’s lab, which was awarded a 5-year NIH MIRA (Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. This award totals 1.2 million dollars and will support the study of fundamental mechanisms that connect genome organization and gene expression during development and disease.

GOLDSTEIN LAB MEMBERS TO START FACULTY POSITIONS

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to these current or former members of Bob Goldstein’s lab who will be starting their own labs this fall as assistant professors: Minna Roh-Johnson at the University of Utah, Frank Smith at the University of North Florida, and Dan Dickinson at the University of Texas at Austin.

SUMMER INSTITUTE ON SCIENTIFIC TEACHING

July 28, 2017

Recently, the College ran a Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching,a five-day workshop supported by HHMI and NSF that focused on three key themes of scientific teaching: active learning, assessment, and inclusivity. After the conclusion of the week, four of our own became “Scientific Teaching Fellows” – Celia Shiau, Jill Dowen, Sabrina Burmeister, and Spencer Ingley.

TOM LANE’S ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE CELL PRESS JOURNAL “STRUCTURE”

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Tom Lane (Kevin Slep’s lab) whose article titled “Structure of the ACF7 EF-Hand-GAR Module and Delineation of Microtubule Binding Determinants” appears in the Cell Press journal Structure. [Lane TR, Fuchs E, Slep KC.Structure. 2017 May 30. pii: S0969-2126(17)30140-5. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2017.05.006. {Epub ahead of print} PMID: 28602822z]

AMY BYRNES PUBLISHES IN JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Amy Byrnes (Kevin Slep’s lab) whose article titled “TOG-tubulin binding specificity promotes microtubule dynamics and mitotic spindle formation” was recently published in The Journal of Cell Biology. [Byrnes AE, Slep KC. J Cell Biol. 2017 Jun 5;216(6):1641-1657. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201610090. Epub 2017 May 16. PMID: 28512144]

FUNDING IN PLACE FOR “MIBIO” – A NEW NIH T32 TRAINING PROGRAM

July 28, 2017

As a member of the executive committee of MiBioAmy Shaub Maddox, together with Dale Ramsden (Director), Ben Major and Jean Cook, is pleased to announce the funding of a new NIH T32 Training Program in Cell Biology: Mechanistic, Interdisciplinary Studies of Biological Systems. “MiBio” will provide enriching training experiences including a cross-campus curated seminar club, a retreat, a symposium, IDP-check-up mentoring, and an interactive Ask-an Expert platform.

VICKI BAUTCH’S LAB PUBLISHES IN “THE FASEB JOURNAL”

July 28, 2017

Zhixian Yu (former grad student), Dana L. Ruter (current postdoc), Erich J. Kushner (former postdoc), and Victoria L. Bautch published a paper titled “Excess centrosomes induce p53-dependent senescence without DNA damage in endothelial cells” in The FASEB Journal (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology).

VICKI BAUTCH’S LAB PUBLISHES IN “NATURE COMMUNICATIONS”

July 28, 2017

Joshua Boucher (former postdoc), Ryan Clark (former undergrad/postbac), Diana Chong (current graduate student), Kathryn Citrin (current undergrad/postbac), Lyndsay Wylie (current graduate student), and Victoria L. Bautch published a paper titled “Dynamic alterations in decoy VEGF receptor-1 stability regulate angiogenesis,” in Nature Communications. The paper was also recommended by Faculty of 1000.

DANIELLE BERLIN RECEIVES A SLOT ON THE IVB TRAINING GRANT

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Danielle Berlin (graduate student in Vicki Bautch’s lab) who was awarded a slot on the Integrated Vascular Biology Training Grant. “By implementing an integrative approach to studies of complex model systems through multidisciplinary collaborations, the IVB program unites students who are working in the field of vascular biology and provides an environment that encourages collaborations and research involving more than one laboratory.”