GSBS New Brunswick/Piscataway Archived News

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January 2017

 

Katherine Morgan is first author on a paper in Frontiers in Oncology, January 2017. “Patient-Derived Xenograft Models of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Their Potential Utility in Personalized Medicine.”

Melinda Borrie is first author on a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, January 2017. “Binding, sliding, and function of cohesin during transcriptional activation.”

Praveen Bommareddy is first author on a paper in Cancer Journal, January 2017. “Intratumoral Approaches for the Treatment of Melanoma.”

Blessy George is first author on a paper in Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, January 2017. “Xenobiotic transporters and kidney injury.

Victor Tan is first author on a paper in Molecular and Cellular Oncolology, January 2017. “Patient-Derived Xenograft Models of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and Their Potential Utility in Personalized Medicine.”

 

December 2016

 

Corina White is first author on a paper in Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part A, December 2016. "The influence of substrate modulus on retinal pigment epithelial cells.”

 

Blessy George is first author on a paper in Clinical Pharmacology and Theuropeutics, December 2016. "Profiling of Kidney Injury Biomarkers in Patients Receiving Cisplatin: Time-Dependent Changes in the Absence of Clinical Nephrotoxicity.”

Praveen Bommareddy is first author on a paper in American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, December 2016. "Talimogene Laherparepvec (T-VEC) and Other Oncolytic Viruses for the Treatment of Melanoma.”

Ekaterina Nizovtseva is first author on a paper in Nucleic Acids Research, December 2016. “Nucleosome-free DNA regions differentially affect distant communication in chromatin.”

 

November 2016

 

Jason Schifano is first author on a paper in RNA Biology, November 2016. "Cloaked dagger: tRNA slicing by an unlikely culprit.”

 

October 2016

 

Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Clinical Cancer Research, November 2016. “NAD+ Kinase as a Therapeutic Target in Cancer.”

 

Aditi Dubey is first author on a paper in PLoS One, November 2016. “The Selenocysteine-Specific Elongation Factor Contains Unique Sequences That Are Required for Both Nuclear Export and Selenocysteine Incorporation."

 

Jonathon Brzezinski is first author on a paper in the Journal of Neuroscience, October 2016. “Phosphorylation requirement of murine leukemia virus p12.

 

Eileen Oni is first author on a paper in Current Pharmacology Reports, October 2016. "Bioinformatic Analysis of DNA Methylation in Neural Progenitor Cell Models of Alcohol Abuse.”

 

September 2016

 

Myka Ababon is first author on a paper in the Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE, September 2016.  “Quantitative Measurement of Relative Retinoic Acid Levels in E8.5 Embryos and Neurosphere Cultures Using the F9 RARE-Lacz Cell-based Reporter Assay.”

 

Tips and Best Practices for Writing and Publishing a Scientific Paper including how to address new rigor and reproducibility criteria. 

For event flyer, click here

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To listen to a podcast of the event, click here

 

Fellowship Writing Workshop 2016 Slides

To view the slides from GradFund, a reviewer's perspective, what to put in the training plan and resources that GSBS can provide, click here

 

Orientation for PhD and MS students 2016 slides

Orientation schedule

Overview slides about Biomedical Graduate School

Graduate Student Association slides

Library slides

Academic integrity slides

Career Services slides

 

 

Welcome to the PhD and MS class of 2016!!!

 

 

 

August 2016

 

Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Clinical Cancer Research, August 2016. “NAD+ Kinase as a Therapeutic Target in Cancer.”


Jay M. Patel is first author on paper in Tissue Engineering Part A, August 2016. “Negative outcomes of PLLA fiber-reinforced scaffolds in an ovine total meniscus replacement model.”

 

 

July 2016

 

Christopher Lowe is first author on a paper in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, July 2016. “Production of Highly Aligned Collagen Scaffolds by Freeze-drying of Self-assembled, Fibrillar Collagen Gels.”


June 2016

 

Heather McGowan is first author on a paper in The Journal of Neuroscience, June 2016. “Bridging the Gap between DNA Methylation, DNA Methylation Readers, and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.”

Ma
tthew Kraushar is first author on a paper in International journal of developmental neuroscience: the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience, May 2016. “The frontier of RNA metamorphosis and ribosome signature in neocortical development.”

 

Congratulations to all of the first and second year PhD students who have completed their Qualifying Exams (Parts A and B)! 

 

May 2016

 

 

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates and award winners!

 

Eva Rubio-Marrero, PhD - GSBS - New Brunswick/Piscataway Outstanding Teaching and Service Award
Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres, PhD - GSBS- New Brunswick/Piscataway Dissertation Excellence Award
Xin Chen - Masters Academic Achievement Award
Roko Rasin, MD, PhD - New Jersey Health Foundation, Inc. Excellence in Teaching Award
George Mulheron, PhD - GSBS Outstanding Educator Award

 

 

 

 

 

April 2016

 

Jessica Fellmeth is first author on a paper in Human molecular genetics, April 2016. “Characterization of macrozoospermia-associated AURKC mutations in a mammalian meiotic system.”

Jason Magby is first author on a paper in Neurotoxicology, April 2016. “Developmental pyrethroid exposure causes long-term decreases of neuronal sodium channel expression.”

 

 

Congratulations to the Winners of the Joint Molecular Biosciences

Graduate Student Association Annual Symposium

 

Oral Presentation:
Winner: Diego Marin
First Runner-up: Namit Kumar
Second Runner-up: Victoria DiBona

Poster Presentation:
Winner: Zuleay Rosario-Cruz
First Runner-up: Eva Rubio-Marrero
First Runner-up Jiaqi Zhou
Second Runner-up: Alexandra Nguyen

 

 

 

March 2016

 

Aaron Carlson is first author on a paper in Nature communications, March 2016. “Generation and transplantation of reprogrammed human neurons in the brain using 3D microtopographic scaffolds.”

Rui Ding is first author on a paper in Autophagy, March 2016.  “A role for ABCG2 beyond drug transport: regulation of autophagy.”

 

February 2016

 

Bhavna Paratala is first author on a paper in Biomarkers in cancer, February 2016. “Emerging Role of Genomic Rearrangements in Breast Cancer: Applying Knowledge from Other Cancers.”

 

January 2016

 

Congratulations Jeremy Tang for receiving a NJCCR pre-doctoral fellowship entitled "TRIM33's Role in DNA Repair and Endogenous Retrotransposon Suppression" in January 2016. 

 

Przemsyslaw Swiatkowski is first author on a paper in Neuroscience, January 2016. “Activation of microglial P2Y12 receptor is required for outward potassium currents in response to neuronal injury.”

 

Swapnil Devarkar is first author on a paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, January 2016. “Structural basis for m7G recognition and 2'-O-methyl discrimination in capped RNAs by the innate immune receptor RIG-I.”

Swapnil Devarkar
is co first author on a paper in Nucleic Acids Research, January 2016. “The autoinhibitory CARD2-Hel2i Interface of RIG-I governs RNA selection.”

 

December 2015

 

Eva Rubio-Marrero is first author on a paper in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, December 2015. “Structural characterization of the extracellular domain of CASPR2 and insights into its association with the novel ligand Contactin1.”

 

Leonardo ValdiviesoTorres is first author on a paper in Journal of Virology, December 2015. “The role of cysteines in stabilizing the randomized receptor binding domains within feline leukemia virus Envelope proteins.”

 

Jeffrey Overton is first author on a paper in Scientific reports, December 2015. “Hepatocystin is Essential for TRPM7 Function During Early Embryogenesis.”

 

Jonathan Cruz is first author on a paper in Pathogens and Disease, December 2015. “tRNAs taking charge.”

 

Ashley Pettit is first author on a paper in PLoS One, December 2015. Disrupted Nitric Oxide Metabolism from Type II Diabetes and Acute Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution.

 

 

November 2015

Anand Ramanathan is first author on a paper in Nucleic Acids Research, November 2015. “The autoinhibitory CARD2-Hel2i Interface of RIG-I governs RNA selection.”

 

Congratulations to the Shatkin Winners!


Katie Morgan, Jim Millonig, Heather McGowan and Swapnil Devarkar (from Left to Right)

 


 

October 2015

Andrea Gray accepted a job at the FDA in the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research / Office of Tissue, Cell, and Gene Therapies / Cell Therapies Branch in October 2015. 

Jennifer Therkorn
received a Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellowship for 2015-16

 

Heather McGowan is first author on a paper in Cell Regeneration, October 2015.  “Regulatory functions and pathological relevance of the MECP2 3'UTR in the central nervous system.”

 

September 2015


Class Pictures of New Masters of Biomedical Sciences Students



 

Class Picture of New MS and PhD Students




 

Michael Pellegrini is first author on a paper in Tissue Engineering. Part C Methods, September 2015. " The Effect of Swelling Ration on the Coulter Underestimation of Hydrogel Microsphere Diameters."

 

Presentations from Grant Writing Workshop:

To view the slides about GradFund, click here.

To view the slides about NIH review of pre-doctoral fellowships, click here.  For a summary of NIH criteria, click here.

 

 

August 2015

 

Apoorva Halikere was awarded an F31 NIH Grant "Neuronal basis of OPRM1 A118G polymorphism in alcohol use disorders" in August 2015.

 

Aaron Merriam is first author on a paper in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2015. “Successful Total Meniscus Reconstruction Using a Novel Fiber-Reinforced Scaffold: A 16- and 32-Week Study in an Ovine Model”.

 

Presentations from New Student Orientation:

To view the slides from the PhD Orientation presentation, click here. 

To view the slides from the Scientific Ethical Conduct presentation, click here.

 

July 2015

 

Na Cai received an American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellowship "Regulation of TRPM7 channel kinase by 14-3-3 proteins" in July 2015.

 

Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Moleculcar Pharmacology, July 2015. “Suppression of Cytosolic NADPH Pool by Thionicotinamide Increases Oxidative Stress and Synergizes with Chemotherapy.”

Kristen Bircsak is first author on a paper in Current Drug Metabolism  in July 2015. “Interaction of Isoflavones with the BCRP/ABCG2 Drug Transporter.”

 

*The Biomedical Careers Program (BCP)*

The Biomedical Careers Program (BCP) is an intensive six-week summer program offering academic enrichment in the sciences and health care orientated activities. BCP offers three levels of coursework and six different curricula for students at various stages of their undergraduate education. Each level includes a combination of lectures, laboratories, clinical correlations, and small group sessions.

Students in BCP Access Med III Batch of 2015

Left to Right:

Brittany Martinez
Mentor: Z Feng

Cassandra Soto
Mentor: N Walworth

Melissa Encarnacion
Mentor: V Nanda

Efua Bolouvi
Mentor: Z Feng

Brittany Baptiste
Mentor: R Foty

Karen Torres-Soto
Mentor: K Scotto

Nicole Tavernier
Mentor:  S Varia

Haianha Desamour
Mentor: P Copeland

Chukwunwike Okafor

Mentor: J Freeman

 

Raymond Amponsah

Mentor: D Shreiber

 


June 2015

Medhi Ghodbane is first author on a paper in Lab on a chip, July 2015. “Development and validation of a microfluidic immunoassay capable of multiplexing parallel samples in microliter volumes.”

Ina Nikolaeva is first author on a paper in Journal of Neurotrauma in June 2015  “Beneficial effects of early mTORC1 inhibition after traumatic brain injury.”

Melissa Olekson is first author on a paper in Wound Repair and Regeration in June 2015 “SDF-1 Liposomes Promote Sustained Cell Proliferation in Mouse Diabetic Wounds.”

Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Molecular Cancer Research: MCR  in June 2015 “Mitochondrial Methylene Tetrahydrofolate Dehydrogenase (MTHFD2) Overexpression is Associated with Tumor Cell Proliferation and is a Novel Target for Drug Development.”

 

June 2015


Christina Ramirez was accepted to do an internship at the Institut Pasteur Korea in the summer of 2015. She will be working in the Hepatitis Research Laboratory Group led by Dr. Marc P. Windisch.

Eva Rubio Marrero was accepted to do an internship at Eli Lilly for the summer of 2015.

Chenchao Gao was accepted into the summer internship program for the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the FDA for the summer of 2015
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Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres published an article in ASBMB Today June 2016 "The truth only goes so far. Scientists need to do more to increase scientific literacy in their communities". Leonardo also received a travel award and honorarium as part of the Biotech Literacy Bootcamp at UC Davis in April 2015. 


Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Cancer & Metabolism in May 2015 “Quantification of folate metabolism using transient metabolic flux analysis.”


Jessica Fellmeth is first author on a paper in Molecular Human Reproduction in May 2015 " Expression and characterization of three Aurora kinase C splice variants found in human oocytes."


Divya Nandakumar is first author on a paper in Elife in May 2015 " Cooperative base pair melting by helicase and polymerase positioned one nucleotide from each other."


Sririam Aiyer is first author on a paper in Nucleic Acids Res in May 2015 “ Structural and sequencing analysis of local target DNA recognition by MLV integrase.”


Andrea Gray
is first author on a paper in Biotechnology Progress in May 2015 “Identification of IL-1β and LPS as optimal activators of monolayer and alginate-encapsulated mesenchymal stromal cell immunomodulation using design of experiments and statistical methods.”

 

From the Global Initiatives corner:

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-RU Fellowship

Two students, Alexandra Kenefake and Ashley Millette, from our Master of Biomedical Science program have been selected for the USAID-RU fellowship. They have chosen to pursue research at the Universitas Padjajaran in Bandung Indonesia.  While Ashley reached Bandung on the 15th of June 2015 Alexandra is scheduled to arrive there on the 5th of July.

 

 

 


  • Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Seoul National University College of Medicine

A delegation from the Seoul national University College of Medicine visited Rutgers on June 5th to sign an MOU to develop collaborations with The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to facilitate research collaborations as well as student and faculty exchange

 


May 2015

 

Mihir Patel was awarded a NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research Pre-doctoral Fellowship "Recovery of the dendritic network after traumatic brain injury" in May 2015.

Valentina Dal Pozzo
received a NJ Commission on Brain Injury Research Pre-doctoral Fellowship "Role of Reelin in traumatic brain injury" in May 2015.

 

Jonathan Cruz won the Stanley S. Bergen Medal, Jason Schifano won the Dissertation Excellence Award, and Matthew Kraushar won the Outstanding Teaching and Service award at GSBS Convocation in May 2015.  Congratulations!

 

Philip Tedeschi is first author on a paper in Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology  in April 2015 “Methylthioadenosine phosphorylase (MTAP)-deficient T-cell ALL xenografts are sensitive to pralatrexate and 6-thioguanine alone and in combination.”


Tzung-Ju Wu is first author on a paper in Cell reports in April 2015 "Identification of a Non-Gatekeeper Hot Spot for Drug-Resistant Mutations in mTOR Kinase.

 

Kathryn Drzewiecki, Chris Lowe, Andrea Gray, Serom Lee, and Sarah Misenko created a team for the Mid-Atlantic Case Competition. This competition is for non-MBA graduate students to develop consulting case solving skills. It is hosted by the Graduate Student Consulting & Beyond Club at UVA and the Fellow Consulting Club at the NIH. They were selected as one of the 20 teams to compete. They have one week to put together their strategy they present at the NIH. Major consulting firms such as BCG and McKinsey are sponsoring the event and were available for networking.

 

April 2015

 


Katie
Morgan
was awarded an F30 NIH Grant- "MicroRNAs mediating Notch signaling in lung adenocarcinoma" in April 2015.

 

Evelyn Okeke received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Katelyn Marshall received an Honorable Mention for the NSF Fellowship in April 2015.  Both Evelyn and Katelyn are in the laboratory of Kiran Madura. 


Heather McGowan was awarded a travel stipend in April 2015 from The 1st International Conference of the Trisomy 21 Research Society: "Changing Paradigms in Down Syndrome" in Paris, France.


Matthew Kraushar, Phil Tedeschi and Qian Wu have each received the inaugural Shatkin Awards for excellence in research in April 2015.  Each graduate student will receive $1500 to supplement the graduate stipend and $1500 for educational purposes.

 

Shanique Edwards will be a Biology Science Writer at Draw it to Know it Creative LLC in Indianapolis, IN. DITKI uses a visual-based approach to learning to create supplemental learning material for medical students.


Srikanth Vemulapalli
is first author on paper in The Journal of Rheumatology in April 2015 “Inclusion Body Myositis in a Patient with RNA Polymerase III Antibody-positive Systemic Sclerosis.”

 

Monal Mehta is first author on a paper in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics in February 2015 “Radiosensitization of Primary Human Glioblastoma Stem-like Cells With Low-dose AKT Inhibition.”

 

 

Mehdi Ghodbane is first author on paper in Microfluid Nanofluidics in February 2015 “Development of a low-volume, highly sensitive microimmunoassay using computational fluid dynamics-driven multiobjective optimization.”

 

Michelle Sempkiowski received a Graduate Student Fellowship in March 2015 from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research studying a new binding geometry on liposomes that has the potential to selectively and effectively target and kill cancer cells with low or too low receptor expression.

 

March 2015:

 

 

Congratulations!


Winners of the Aaron Shatkin Graduate Scholarship



Qian Wu, Philip Tedeshi, and Matthew Kraushar with Jim Millonig.

 

Winners from the GSA symposium

Oral Presentation:

Winner: Melvili Cintron

First Runner-up: Jessica Fellmeth

Second Runner-up: Jon Brzezinski


Poster Presentation:

Winner: Hanif Havedian-Mohaved

First Runner-up: Alexandra Nguyen

Second Runner-up: Leonardo Valdivieso


HGINJ Reproductive Genetics sponsored travel awards:

Alexandra Nguyen

Chenchao Gao

Jake Jacobs

 

Dharm Patel  and Sarah Misenko who are both in the lab of Sam Bunting each received a Graduate Student Fellowship in March 2015 from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research.  Dharm's grant is "The Function of Bloom Helicase in Mammalian DNA Double Strend Break Repair" and Sarah's grant is titled "Testing the Contribution of DNA Double-Strand Break Resection Factors to DNA Repair in Mammalian Cells". 

 

Bo Li is first author on a paper in Developmental Biology in March 2015 “The orphan GPCR, Gpr161, regulates the retinoic acid and canonical Wnt pathways during neurulation.”

 

Graduate student Leonardo Valdivieso-Torres wrote an article entitled "Science Policy: Why Minority Science Students Should Care about Science Policy".  He and fellow graduate student Victoria DiBona spend a day on Capitol Hill through ASBMB to learn about lobbying for science.  Click here to read the article. Great job Leonardo and Vicky!


 

January 2015:

 

Christiaan de Vries is first author on a paper in Cancer Gene Therapy in January 2015 "The addition of recombinant vaccinia HER2/neu to oncolytic vaccinia-GMCSF given into the tumor microenvironment overcomes the MDSC-medicated immune escape and systemic anergy."

Renea Faulknor is first author on a paper in Biochem Biophys Res Commun published in January 2015 "Mesenchymal stromal cells reverse hypoxia-mediated suppression of alpha-smooth muscle actin expression in human dermal fibroblasts".

 

December 2014:

 

Michelle Cicchini is first author on a paper in Autophagy published in December 2014 "Autophagy regulator BECN1 suppresses mammary tumorigenesis driven by WNT1 activation and following parity".

Dwaipayan Mukherjee is first author on a paper in PLoS One published in December 2014 "Physiologically-based toxicokinetic modeling of zearalenone and its metabolites: application to the jersey girl study".

 

November 2014:

Kristina Hernandez and Munjin Kwon are co-authors on a paper in Biological Psychiatry published in Nov 2014 "Nos1AP, a protein implicated in schizophrenia, controls radial migration of cortical neurons".

Almin Lalani
is first author on a paper in J. Immunology published in Nov 2014 "Myeloid cell TRAF3 regulates immune responses and inhibits inflammation and tumor development in mice".

Michelle Sempkowski is first author on a paper in Crit Rev Oncology Nov 2014 "Liposome-based approaches for delivery of mainstream chemotherapeutics: preparation methods, liposome designs, therapeutic efficacy".

 

October 2014:

 

  • Eva Rubio-Marrero in Davide Comeletti's lab was selected to go to: Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program for Biotechnology (SMDP Biotech)

  • Daniel Sharp received the Steven A. Cox Scholarship in Cancer Research at Rutgers University

  • Sam Kogan received
    Eastern Vascular Society Student Award for "Surgical Treatment of a Pancreaticoduodenal Arcade Aneurysm in the Setting of Chronic Total Occlusion of the Celiac Trunk"


September 2014:

 

Rutgers has been ranked 33rd worldwide of 1000 top universities and 24th of 229 top US universities by the Center for World University Rankings


Please click below for important Presentations from our orientation

PhD/MS GSBS Orientation Slides

Academic and Research Integrity Orientation Slides

 

 

 

 

Matthew L. Kraushar published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.  "Temporally defined neocortical translation and polysome assembly are determined by the RNA-binding protein, Hu antigen R".

 

We held our first iJOBS career panel in September 2014. The topic was Educational Careers with a Biology PhD. The speakers were Patricia Irizarry-Barreto, Tara Cominski and Lucille O'Reilly. For advice on how to prepare for careers in education, click here.

 

August 2014:

*The Biomedical Careers Program (BCP)*

The Biomedical Careers Program (BCP) is an intensive six-week summer program offering academic enrichment in the sciences and health care orientated activities. BCP offers three levels of coursework and six different curricula for students at various stages of their undergraduate education. Each level includes a combination of lectures, laboratories, clinical correlations, and small group sessions.

Students in BCP Access Med III Batch of 2014

Omowunmi Adedeji
Mentor: Chenchao Gao, Anuja George and Nancy Walworth, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology

Brandon Roberson
Mentor: Loren Runnels, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology

Yousef Elfanagely
Mentor: Daniel Medina, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine

Amanda Piedra
Mentor: Manisha Bajpai, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Oluwatoyin Dada
Mentor: Kirk Pabon, Mgr. Res study and Jia Shi, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology

Ife Aridegbe
Mentor: Vikas Nanda, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Ashley Abbott
Mentor:  Sagar Singh, Ph.D. candidate and David Shreiber, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Ashley Brown
Mentor: Richard Padgett, Ph.D.
Department of Developmental and Molecular Genetics
The Waksman Institute of Microbiology/Rutgers, The State University of NJ

As in the past, GSBS faculty participated in the biochemistry and laboratory part of the BCP Access Med III program. Besides the didactic course work in biochemistry, students were paired with faculty mentors to carry out research in the mentors’ laboratories for 6 weeks. The students participated in journal clubs and presented their research findings at a symposium on July 11th 2014 in the RWJMS East Lecture Hall. We would like to thank all the mentors

 

 

June 2014:

Hanif Vahedian-Movahed is co-first author on a paper published in Science in June 2014 "Transcription. Interactions between RNA polymerase and the "core recognition element" counteract pausing"

 

 

May 2014:

 

GSBS Convocation Picture Gallery 2014

 

Congratulations Class of 2014

Kathleen M. Capaccione - OUtstanding Teaching and Service Award

Winder Bienvenido Perez - Dissertation Excellence Award

Ahlim Al Sanani - Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

 

Congratulations Dr. Patel and Dr. Walworth

Miao Chen published in Genes and Development in May 2014 "Coordination of tRNA transcription with export at nuclear pore complexes in budding yeast"

Heather McGowan received a F31 fellowship from the NIH in May 2014 "Synaptic function of Chromosome 21-encoded miRNAs" 

 

April 2014:

 

Jason Schifano published in Nature Communications in April 2014 "An RNA-seq method for defining endoribonuclease cleavage specificity identifies dual rRNA substrates for toxin MazF-mt3"

Christopher Lowe, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a 3-year, $100,000 fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury
Research (NJCBIR) in . Chris aims to improve neural cell survival and regeneration following injury using biomaterials that include different peptide fragments of BDNF. Chris is advised by Dr. David Shreiber.

Victoria DiBona received a Graduate Student  Fellowship in April 2014 from the New Jersey Commission for Brain Injury  Research "Modulating neuroinflammation for 
treatment of TBI".

 

March 2014: 

Erik DeBoer published in Journal of Neuroscience in March 2014 "Prenatal deletion of the RNA-binding protein HuD disrupts postnatal cortical circuit maturation and behavior"

Jonathan Cruz published in Journal of Biological Chemistry in March 2014 "Doc toxin is a kinase that inactivates elongation factor Tu"

 

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