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3 weeks ago

Message from UODI: Jacob Blake and Racial Trauma

Special Advisor to the Provost & Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion/ Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, and Senior Director of Education, Operations and Initiatives, Gretchen C. Bellamy, have prepared a message that addresses the continuing racial atrocities against Black people that are occurring across the country. The cumulative impact on the mental, emotional and physical well-being of Black, Indigenous and People of Color is profound. Over the course of the next few months, the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will continue to drive efforts to challenge systemic racism and support collective healing. Click below for the entirety of the message and details about these efforts.

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postdoc Dr. Yanqiong Zhang in Liu lab, Dr. Zhe Ma in Damania lab and a BBSP student Ying Wang

4 weeks ago

Liu and Damania Labs identified new proteins controlling cGAS activation

Hyperactivation of innate immunity results in autoimmune diseases, while deficiency in innate immunity is prone to tumorigenesis. Thus, the activity of innate immune signaling is tightly controlled but the regulatory mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. Recently, the labs of Liu and Damania published a study in iScience revealing a role of the bacterial protein streptavidin in binding and facilitating cGAS activation.

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