Congratulations to Ting-Yu (Claire) Fan for an excellent thesis defense seminar yesterday and a big thank you to Dr. Jude Deeney for a great co-mentoring experience! Happy to say Claire is not yet leaving the lab!
Very proud to announce that Justin has successfully defended his PhD thesis! Although it is sad to see him leave, I share his excitement for a new chapter to begin and look forward to hear all about his new job at Axiom Healthcare Strategies.
Many many many congratulations to Dr. Joey Orofino for an excellent seminar and fantastic defense of his thesis projects. Stay tuned for upcoming publications!
Many years ago we began working on an unknown protein named KIAA1787, now known as NEURL4. Here we report our studies on its role as a mitochondrial ADP-ribosyltransferase and a new member of the ARTD family: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.28.424513v1. We are very excited about this finding and look forward to hearing comments and feedback.
This is a long due post to congratulate Stefanie, who in the midst of a pandemic year has managed to graduate, publish her work on GPS2 in breast cancer and give birth to little Cassian!
Here is a link to the paper which is finally out for all to read: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcell.2020.608044/full
Congratulations to both Joey and Justin for being respectively appointed to the Metabolism, Endocrinology and Obesity, and the Biomolecular Pharmacology T32 Training Grants, and many thanks to NIDDK and NIGMS for supporting their studies!
Well deserved congratulations to Dafne for becoming a Grunebaum Fellow! Every year the Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation supports junior faculty members at Harvard and Boston University in loving memory of Ms. Karin Grunebaum (for details see the Foundation website at https://www.grunebaumfoundation.org). So glad they have recognized the importance of Dafne's new project on mitochondrial dysfunction in lung cancer!
Today we celebrate Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2019, and Stefanie is the first prize award winner for the Genetics and Genomics Program. She will present her research on “The Role of GPS2 in the PI3K/AKT Pathway in Breast Cancer" in the Hiebert Lounge at 2:30 pm, with the award ceremony following at 3:40. Please join us to celebrate Stefanie and all other award winners!
Want to learn how we optimized the chromatin immunoprecipitation protocol for efficient ChIP from mouse brown adipose tissue? We hope this visual protocol can be helpful. Please reach out if you have questions!
Thanks to a generous travel award from the Boston Nutrition Obesity Center, Justin travels to Nashville to present a poster at Obesity Week 2018. Congratulation on a great start Justin!