A warm welcome to Aaron – our 4th graduate student (we’re getting big!)
Guangbo’s work on an intriguing new role for Endocytic function in facilitating clearance of TDP-43 aggregates, which are implicated in ALS pathology, is now published. Thanks to our collaborators including several members of the Zarnescu Lab (Alyssa Coyne, Spencer Vaughn, Mathew Chaung) and Fen Pei of the Serio lab.
A warm welcome to Eman Basha, who brings her Biochemical Expertise to our lab as an Assistant Research Scientist!
A warm welcome to Keith Aspinall, who joins the lab as our 3rd graduate student!
Guangbo and Clayton, together with expert help from Matt Kaplan, have published a technical protocol paper in PLOS One. The paper describes a high-throughput robotic method that allows yeast researchers to transform and genetically modify > 1000 yeast strains in a day. Congrats Guangbo and Clayton!
Guangbo has published a review in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, entitled “Role of Autophagy and Apoptosis in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer”. Well done Guangbo!
Our first “proper” paper is out in RNA – “Defects in THO/TREX-2 function cause accumulation of novel cytoplasmic mRNP granules that can be cleared by autophagy”. Well done Nichole, Guangbo and Kaitlyn!
We are excited and very grateful to announce that we have received a 5-year $1.5M grant from NIH (NIGMS) to support our efforts in understanding the mechanism, regulation and consequences of Granulophagy.
We are happy to announce that the Buchan lab has been awarded a starter grant from the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. This 1 year grant ($40k) will be focused on the effects of Granulophagy on clearance of ALS inclusion bodies, which share many properties in common with stress granules.
We have a new grad student! Nikita Fernandes, hailing from India, has become the second graduate student in our lab. Welcome Nikita!