When Spencer Smith, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology in the School of Medicine who studies the brain, grew frustrated with the lack of resolution provided by traditional microscopes, he and his co-inventor Jeffrey Stirman decided to build his own. The results could unlock some of the brain's greatest mysteries.
The Zylka Lab's research on autism has recently been featured on WRAL, WUNC (NPR), and the UNC Healthcare Newsroom.
The September 15, 2015 issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell has chosen a paper from the Brennwald lab entitled “Structural Basis for Recognition of the Sec4 Rab GTPase by its Effector, the Lgl/Tomosyn homologue, Sro7” as one of its Highlighted Articles. Kelly Watson, a graduate in the lab, was first author on the paper. An image from this work showing a model for the interaction of the Rab GTPase, Sec4 and its effector Sro7 was chosen for the cover.
Kelly Watson successfully defended her thesis on August 6th! Congratulations Dr. Watson!!
Robert Sons successfully defended his thesis on July 14th! Congratulations Dr. Sons!
Ayumi Nakamura is a MD/PhD student in Mohanish Deshmukh's lab.
This briefing was held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B338 on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 9th. Panelists discussed some of the ways researchers are prying open the black box of the brain and will share some important recent discoveries. This briefing was particularly timely in light of the two-year anniversary of the White House Brain Initiative, which is receiving about $200 million in federal funding in fiscal year 2015.
Congratulations to Dr. Petrusz on his retirement! We wish you happiness in your future endeavors!
Liz Haynes successfully defended her thesis on Tuesday, June 23rd! Congratulations Dr. Haynes!!
Caron Lab Postdoctoral Fellow, Reema Davis, has received the MAA Winter 2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Klara Klein successfully defended her thesis during her private defense on May 6th and presented her public defense on May 22nd. Congratulations Dr. Klein!!
Bailey Zwarycz receives an NRSA F31 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases entitled "Determining the relationship between Sox9 and Collagen XVIII in maintaining intestinal stem cell identity".
The Dissertation Completion Fellowship provides stipend, health insurance, tuition and fees for awardees.
Leah is a current graduate student in the lab of Dr. Spencer Smith within the Neurobiology Curriculum.
Deborah O'Brien receives Distinguished Andrologist Award at the American Society of Andrology meeting
The Distinguished Andrologists Award is the highest award of the Society, presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the progress of Andrology.
Patrick Lang receives NRSA F30 through the National Cancer Institute entitled "ATR: a novel therapeutic target for medulloblastoma identified by its role in cerebellar development".
Congratulations to Lin Xiao and the Dudley Lab for their manuscript "Tumor Endothelial Cells with Distinct Patterns of TGFβ-Driven Endothelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition" being featured on the cover of Cancer Research!