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!
Both Allison and Nichole are now serving on the commission on the Status of Women (CSW), whose goal is to “help overcome impediments for women and other under-represented groups in participating fully in university life.”
Both Tam and Clayton have sadly now left the lab, though not before successfully writing and submitting a research thesis, as part of their Bachelor degrees. Clayton focused on a characterization of Vanillin-induced stress granules in yeast, and high-throughput methods for screening stress granule/P-body phenotypes. Tam focused on the role of Cdc48/VCP on stress granule clearance, both in yeast and mammalian cell models. Thanks for your hard work guys, you will be missed.
We have hired our first postdoc! Guangbo Liu has joined us, following a productive PhD at Shangdong University and UCSD (in the lab of Kun-liang Guan). During his PhD, Guangbo studied aspects of apoptosis, cancer and the Hippo signaling pathway. Welcome Guangbo!
Tam presented a poster entitled “Stress granules and Cdc48/p97 help cells adapt to stress” at the Vision to Your Future conference.
The conference was held at the BIO5 Keating and MRB buildings on October 18th, and gives undergraduate students in particular a chance to present their work to an audience of teachers and high school students.
Well done Tam!
After opening our doors in January, the website has finally arrived… 8 months later! So what’s happened in that time?
Allison Buchanan joined the lab in early Spring as a Staff Scientist/Lab Manager
Ross published a review in RNA biology
Nichole Eshleman joined as a graduate student in the Summer
Clayton Lanham, Tam Min Le (UBRP) and Kaitlyn McGrath also joined over the Summer as undergrads.
The lab was awarded a University of Arizona VPR seed grant to develop single molecule imaging of mRNA in yeast.
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