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FRANK CONLON’S LAB IS AWARDED AN NIH R01 RESEARCH GRANT

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Frank Conlon’s lab which received an R01 grant award from the NIH and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The 4-year $1.5-million award is for studies of the role for the epicardium in cardiac development and congenital heart disease.

DAYUN JIN’S PAPER APPEARS IN “BLOOD”

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Dayun Jin (Darrel Stafford’s lab) whose paper titled “Molecular basis of the first reported clinical case of congenital combined deficiency of coagulation factors” appears in the journal Blood.

CELIA SHIAU RECEIVES NIH MIRA GRANT

July 28, 2017

Congratulations to Celia Shiau, who has been awarded a 5-year Outstanding Early-Stage Investigator MIRA (Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award) grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences totaling ~$1.9 million. The MIRA award provides support for NIGMS-related research and provides flexibility for investigators to pursue innovative and important research directions as opportunities arise rather than tied to specific aims that are predefined and fixed. The Shiau lab will use this award to study the genetic and metabolic regulation of macrophage activation in vivo using zebrafish and other systems. This work has implications for the design of macrophage-targeted technologies for controlling inflammatory processes and addressing health challenges related to immune dysregulation, such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer.

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]