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Candice Crilly 2022

10 hours ago

The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award goes to Dr. Candice Crilly

Dr. Candice Crilly, formerly a Ph.D. student in Dr. Gary Pielak’s lab, has been awarded The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award for her work on her 2021 article, “Dried Protein Structure Revealed at the Residue Level by Liquid-Observed Vapor Exchange NMR.” Dr. Crilly is a Biophysics trainee. We are so pleased that Dr. Crilly’s hard work is being recognized, and we wish her the very best in her new home as a postdoctoral researcher in the Han Lab at UC Santa Barbara!

1 week ago

Researchers publish in Advanced Science: Innate immunity-independent STING function is identified as a vulnerability in kidney cancer

First author postdoc Zhichuan Zhu PhD, Liu lab, Jean Cook, and collaborators publish in Advanced Science available online Nov. 29, 2022 "STING Suppresses Mitochondrial VDAC2 to Govern RCC Growth Independent of Innate Immunity." STING was identified in 2008 as a critical innate immune sensor to antagonize viral/bacterial infection. Inactivation of STING especially by epigenetic silencing has been shown to facilitate tumor progression. Efforts from various UNC and BCBP labs have recently identified an innate immunity-independent function of STING in kidney cancer that can be explored as a potential therapeutic target in treating kidney cancer...

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