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Shawn Ahmed, PhDThe laboratory of Dr. Shawn Ahmed (Professor, Genetics and Biology) has published two papers in Nature journals in the past month.  One paper published 03 March 2021 in Nature Communications entitled ‘Germ granule dysfunction is a hallmark and mirror of Piwi mutant sterility’, is authored by former postdoc Maya Spichal, and Katie Billmyre, Bree Heestand, Stephen Frenk, Craig Mello and Dr. Ahmed.  The other paper published 04 February 2021 in Communications Biology entitled ‘Gametes deficient for Pot1 telomere binding proteins alter levels of telomeric foci for multiple generations’, includes authors Evan Lister-Shimauchi, Michael Dinh, Paul Maddox and Dr. Ahmed.