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New Research Discoveries…Beige Adipocyte Differentiation

GprotCongratulations to the Farmer, Layne, and Smith laboratories for their recent publication in Cell investigating the mechanisms of beige adipocyte differentiation. Meghan McDonald and Chendi Li from the Farmer lab are co-first authors. This study found that BMPs induce brown adipogenesis from mesenchymal stem cells by inhibiting ROCK activity. Furthermore this study found that loss of the SRF cofactor MRTFA promoted browning and resistance to diet induced obesity. For more information on their current research please visit: Farmer lab. Layne lab.


Spotlight on…Graduation 2015

Congratulations to our students who recently or will soon graduate. Receiving a PhD in Biochemistry: Hejiao Bian, Yuhuan Ji, Chendi Li, Yanyan Lu, Martin Minns. Receiving a MA in Biochemistry: Lisa Brennan, Mark Lohsen. More info on graduation ceremonies:

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