Congratulations to Kshitij Khatri (KK) in the Zaia lab for recently presenting at the Glycobiology Gordon Research Conference and Seminar titled “Glycans as Mediators of Interactions Between Molecules, Cells and Organisms”. The glycobiology GRC is a unique setting that brings together experts from all fields relevant to carbohydrates in biological systems including synthetic chemistry, structural and systems biology, glycoanalytics and glycoinformatics. KK gave a talk on his research entitled: “Glycoproteomics of Influenza A Virus Hemagglutinin: Correlating Glycan Macro- and Micro-Heterogeneity with Virus Evolution and Interactions with the Host Immune System” and also served as a discussion leader for session, “Chemical and Molecular Analysis of Glycosylation in Health and Disease”.
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Congratulations to Martin Minns in Dr. Trinkaus-Randall’s laboratory for successfully defending his PhD thesis: “The Role of the P2X7 Receptor in Injury-Induced Calcium Dynamics and Cell Migration in the Corneal Epithelium”.
Congratulations to Chendi Li in Dr. Stephen Farmer’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD thesis: “Myocardin-Related Transcription Factor A Regulates Conversion of Progenitors to Beige Adipocytes”
Congratulations to Hejiao Bian in Dr. Stephen Farmer’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD thesis: “The Role of Cytoskeletal Signaling in Controlling the Commitment of Progenitors to Adipose versus Osteoblastic Lineage”
Congratulations to Yuhuan Ji in Dr. Cheng Lin’s laboratory for successfully defending her PhD Thesis
“Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Protein/Peptide S-Palmitoylation”
Congratulations to Larry Pessolano in the Schreiber lab for his abstract presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014 (Nov. 15-19, Chicago, IL). Larry was invited to present this abstract entitled “Serum Amyloid A and Toll-Like Receptor 2 Activation Promote Dedifferentiation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells” to honor his selection as one of the top scoring abstracts at the American Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions last May.
Congratulations to Erin Bove-Fenderson in the Harris lab who was recently awarded an Individual NRSA (F31) grant from the NIH for her project “THE PRION PROTEIN AS A PROBE FOR IDENTIFYING NEUROTOXIC PROTEIN OLIGOMERS”.
Congratulations to Yanyan Lu in the Costello Laboratory for successfully defending her PhD Thesis: “Mass Spectrometry Studies of Immunoglobulins”
Congratulations to Sami Hiemer in the Varelas laboratory for her paper being selected as “Paper of the week” in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. Her author profile is here: JBC. Aleks Szymaniak from the Varelas lab is a co-author on the work.
Full text of the article is here:The transcriptional regulators TAZ and YAP direct Transforming Growth Factor-beta-induced tumorigenic phenotypes in breast cancer cells.