Congratulations to Blossom Damania and her lab on the publication in Cell Reports of a paper on “High-density amplicon sequencing identifies community spread and ongoing evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in the Southern United States.”
Congratulations to Zoe McElligott, PhD, and Jimena Giudice, PhD, who earned Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships for their work on alternative splicing biology and neural signaling involved in opioid withdrawal!
Juan Song’s lab publishes a paper in Neuron showing the cell-signaling role of a neuropeptide called cholecystokinin, which is important in regulating neural stem cells and creating adult-born neurons within the hippocampus of the brain.
Psychology Today highlights the Roth lab’s groundbreaking research that used cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to illustrate precisely how psychedelic compounds bind to the 5-HT2A serotonin receptor complex.
This work, published in Cell and led by the Roth lab sets the stage for the discovery of new kinds of antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and treatments for substance use disorders. Kuglee Kim is co-first author on the paper.