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New Research Discoveries…P2X7 and Corneal Epithelial Injury

P2X7Congratulations to the Trinkaus-Randall Lab for their recent publication in Am J Pathol. Martin Minns, a recent PhD graduate in the Trinkaus-Randall lab, found that P2X7, a purinergic ion channel, is an important mediator of the corneal epithelial injury response, both immediately after injury and during cell migration. For more information on their research please visit: Trinkaus-Randall lab.


Spotlight on…New Faculty

The Biochemistry Department is pleased to announce the recruitment of 2 new faculty members. Dr. Daniel Cifuentes (right) started in November and his laboratory aims to uncover how the interplay of RNA-binding proteins and their targets orchestrate early embryogenesis using zebrafish as a model system. Dr. Alla Grishok (left) will be joining us in the Spring of 2016 and her laboratory utilizes the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and focuses on new mechanisms of gene regulation by short RNAs and chromatin-modifying complexes. For past Spotlights:Archives

Initiative in Genetics & Genomics »

Recruiting New Faculty!

Message from the Chair » 

New! September 2015

Biochemistry News »