Congratulations to the H. I. Russek Students Achievement Day Award Winners!

The H. I. Russek Students Achievement Day committee has selected the 2015 award winners. As always, we were guided by demonstrated excellence in academics, research, and citizenship in the lab, department, GMS and beyond. This year’s competition was particularly tight. All applicants have a strong academic record, two or more publications resulting from their PhD […]

Congratulations to Prof. Andy Zoeller!

Congratulations to Dr. Andy Zoeller who has recently received an NIH RO1 grant to identify small molecule inhibitors of animal cell phospholipid biosynthesis for investigation as broad spectrum antiviral agents.

Congratulations to Madhurima Das!

Congratulations to Madhurima Das, a PhD Candidate from the Gursky lab, whose research with colleagues has been featured as an Invited Commentary on the Website of the International Atherosclerosis Society!  Full text available on line on line after login at the society website under E-literature / February 2015 / Featured Commentaries at The commentary […]

Congratulations to Dr. Shobini Jayaraman!

Congratulations to Dr. Shobini Jayaraman whose research, “Secretory Phospholipase A2, a New Function for an Old Player” has been highlighted in December 2014 on the website of the International Artherosclerosis Society as an invited commentary: Full text available upon logon at (Commentaries, December 2014)

Dr. Lorenzo Finci publishes on brain development in Neuron

Former Allen Lab Student Dr. Lorenzo Finci has recently published a crystal structure advancing our understanding of how the brain is wired during development. In the journal Neuron, the manuscript is entitled “The Crystal Structure of Netrin-1 in Complex with DCC Reveals the Bifunctionality of Netrin-1 As a Guidance Cue”. News release and article

Congratulations to William Schmidt!

Congratulations to William Schmidt for successfully defending his thesis, “Mutational Effects and Assembly of Muscle Contractile Proteins: Myosin and Tropomyosi” at his Oral Defense.