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.

Welcome Dr. Isabel Morgado!

Dr. Isabel Morgado joined the Gursky Lab on August 1 to work on protein misfolding and amyloid.  Dr. Morgado won a highly competitive Marie Cure International Award from the European Union, which will enable her to work for two years in the Physiology and Biophysics Dept. prior to establishing her own laboratory in Portugal.

Congratulations to Madhurima Das!

Madhurima Das won Best Poster Award at the Gordon Research Conference for her work on apoA-I amyloid! GRC-Biopolymers was held in Newport, RI, June 1-6, 2014.