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Two new co-authorship publications

We are happy to have been part of an interesting study led by the Kraft laboratory (U of A) on the role of Edc3 phosphorylation in P-body dynamics and the pathology of prostate and lung cancer. This is also the first description of our mRNP granule purification method, which we hope to share in more detail in the near future.

Congrats to Nikita for her co-authorship!


We also contributed to an extensive resource (Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy) lead by Dan Klionsky, which is an invaluable resource in the field.

Congrats to Aaron for his co-authorship!

Nikita Graduates!

Hearty congratulations to Nikita Fernandes who graduated in August 2020 (with two first author research manuscripts, a co-authorship and two first author reviews to her name). Not too shabby! We look forward to seeing what the future brings for you!

Nichole Eshleman graduates!

A momentous day in the lab – our first grad student, Nichole, successfully defended her Ph.D on the regulation of cytoplasmic mRNA decay. More pictures to follow but for now, suffice to say – we’re all very proud of you Nichole, and look forward to seeing what the future brings!


Amanda Warner – scholarships and awards

We’re lucky to have Amanda Warner in lab, already a Beckman Scholar, who this Spring earned an additional 4 scholarships and 2 awards:

1. Travel grant from BECUR (Biological, engineering, and chemical undergraduate research conference) to the Experimental Biology Conference 2020
2. Danny Brower Memorial Scholarship from MCB Department-to support student scientists
3. Excellence Awards in Biological Sciences from CBC Department-for lab supplies to support student research
4. Michael A. Wells Memorial Scholarship from CBC Department-for conference fees and lab supplies to support science communication
5. Dr. Thomas and Candace Grogan Scholarship from CBC Department-for supporting college expenses for students in science with financial need
6. Klaiman Memorial Scholarship from College of Science-for supporting college education for females in the STEM field with financial need
Many congratulations Amanda, and thank you to all of the above organizations for helping Amanda conduct research in our lab.