We are delighted that Olivia Pembridge has joined as a research technician this summer. Olivia is working with our departmental colleague, Dr. Thomas Clements, to knock out trafficking genes in zebrafish using CRISPR technology. We are extremely excited about this new angle to our research.
We are thrilled our two undergraduate researchers are off having fantastic summer experiences. Congratulations Carli and Chris for these great opportunities.
Carli Needle has joined Shawn Burgess's lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute through the NIH summer internship program. She will work on modeling human genetic diseases in zebrafish using targeted gene knockout approaches.
Chris Jung was accepted into Dr. Annette Beck-Sickinger's lab at Leipzig University via an international research program sponsored by the Max Kade Center for European & German studies. He will work on investigating allosteric modulation of the human Y4 receptor.
We are excited to announce our first cryo-EM structures as our first posted paper on bioRxiv. This was a heroic effort, especially by lab manager extraordinaire, Amy Kendall.
We'd love to hear your feedback while we await formal peer review.
Check it out at: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/639575v1
Delighted that Dr. Mintu Chandra has joined us from Brett Collins's lab at the IMB (Univ of Queensland). Mintu just published a paper characterizing human PX domain proteins and was awarded a Pearson Fellowship from the Vanderbilt Biochemistry Department. Delighted to have you!
Check out the paper at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30948714
We are delighted to welcome two new folks to the lab to kick off 2019.
Dr. John Gadbery is a new postdoc joining us from Stony Brook, where he developed new mass spec based methods to identify novel protein partners for membrane proteins.
Ana Paula Vargas Ruiz is a Peruvian undergraduate student who comes to us through the REPU program.
Delighted to have both of you in lab!
Congratulations especially to Alex Davies for this work forming the bulk of her Ph.D. thesis. This has been a great collaboration for us!
Check out the paper here.
Davies AK, Itzhak DN, Edgar JR, Archuleta TL, Hirst J, Jackson LP, Robinson MS, and Borner GHH. (2018). AP-4 vesicles contribute to spatial control of autophagy via RUSC-dependent peripheral delivery of ATG9A. Nature Comm 9: 3958.
Lauren will give a short talk on our very first single particle cryoEM structure at the combined ASCB/EMBO meeting in San Diego. Her talk will take place Tuesday, Dec 11th, at 4:15pm during the Organelle Homeostasis Minisymposium. Amy, Natalie, and Betty are all coming, so it will be a Jackson lab party!
Delighted to welcome a new IGP rotation student into the lab. Ivette Perez joined us this week. So glad to have you!
We're delighted to welcome a new QCB rotation student, Phyllis Wang, to the lab to kick off the new year. Glad you joined us, Phyllis!