New MBG Faculty Member! Elizabeth (Liz) Kellogg from Eva Nogales’ lab at UC Berkeley will be joining the department on Oct. 1, 2018. Liz uses cutting-edge CryoEM and computational modeling to determine the structures of important proteins. Her recent work on the structure of tau was published in Science.
Former GGD Student and Wolfner Lab member elected to National Academy of Sciences. Haifan Lin is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology, and professor of genetics and of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences.
Former Genetics, Development and Physiology Student elected to National Academy. Stephen J. O'Brien (Ph.D. '71) professor, department of biological sciences, and advisor, NSU office of research and technology transfer, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Kwak lab publishes a paper titled "Systematic characterization of stress induced RNA granulation" with a cover illustration in the April 2018 issue of Molecular Cell, in collaboration with Jun Hee Lee lab in University of Michigan. In this paper, they identified specific mRNAs that are packaged into phase-separated cytoplasmic RNA granules in under cell stress. They found that these packed-away mRNAs are enriched with genes playing roles in cell survival and cancer.
"Rudd and Grimson’s major goal is to identify the key gene regulatory networks that underlie the differences between neonatal and adult CD8+ T cells, with an eye toward understanding how age-related differences could be exploited to improve infant immunity."