Celine Awarded a Fulbright
RECOGNITION
May 12, 2021

Celine Awarded a Fulbright

Congratulations to undergraduate Celine Slam (Sigala Lab) who was awarded a 2021 U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to study malaria transmission at the Centre Pasteur in Cameroon!... Read More

Megan's 3i Art of Science Win
RECOGNITION
Apr 30, 2021

Megan's 3i Art of Science Win

Congratulations to Megan Okada (Sigala Lab), who won first place in the Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative's Annual Symposium Art Contest. Her 'Braided Helix' won both the popular vote and 1st place in the Art of Science category! Click the 'Read More' link to see the impressive competition, including Shraddha Nayak's 'Vaccinate - A New Year Wish' animation.... Read More

Biochemistry's Well-Being Program
EDUCATION
Apr 01, 2021

Biochemistry's Well-Being Program

Some of our trainees have started a well-being program with a mission is to promote mental health and wellness awareness. They have planned various events and activities, information for which will be posted soon. Pictured left to right: Helen Donelick (Bass Lab) Chair of the committee, Shraddha Nayak (Iwasa Lab) Post-doc representative, Laura McCullough (Formosa Lab) Staff representative, Supraja Ranganathan (Bass Lab) Graduate student representative, Ben Schmitz (Sundquist Lab) Graduate student representative, Deirdre Mack (Shen Lab) Graduate student representative, and Tim Formosa, Faculty representative (not pictured). ... Read More

Raushan Singh published in eLife
RESEARCH
Mar 22, 2021

Raushan Singh published in eLife

Raushan Singh's paper, "Transient kinetic studies of the antiviral Drosophila Dicer-2 reveal roles of ATP in self•nonself discrimination", has been accepted for publication in eLife. Raushan is the first author and co-corresponding author with Brenda on this paper. ... Read More

Lara Rheinemann receives the von Schwedler Prize for Retrovirology
RECOGNITION
Mar 15, 2021

Lara Rheinemann receives the von Schwedler Prize for Retrovirology

Congratulations to Lara Rheinemann, who was just selected to receive the von Schwedler Prize for Retrovirology, which is awarded “with the purpose of honoring the accomplishments of a distinguished graduate student as he or she completes a dissertation in retrovirology….and is awarded directly to the student based on their scientific accomplishments and promise”... Read More

Shraddha Nayak Helping Educate Kids
EDUCATION
Mar 03, 2021

Shraddha Nayak Helping Educate Kids

Shraddha Nayak in Janet Iwasa's lab was featured in the Spring Imaging issue of Pathways magazine. Pathways is a joint venture between NIGMS and Scholastic, Inc. to provide free educational resources to grades 6-12 about basic biomedical science and research careers.... Read More

Joe Carrier, Michael Stewart, and Matt Miller publish paper in eLife
RESEARCH
Feb 08, 2021

Joe Carrier, Michael Stewart, and Matt Miller paper in eLife

Joe Carrier, Michael Stewart, and Matt Miller recently published a paper in eLife, entitled “Structural Basis of Stu2 Recruitment to Yeast Kinetochores”. Their work was done in collaboration with Steve Harrison’s lab at Harvard Medical School and demonstrated with structural and biochemical methods how the kinetochore's Ndc80 complex binds to the tension sensing molecule, Stu2, in order to recruit Stu2 to the budding yeast kinetochore. Their work further showed that kinetochore-recruitment of this tension sensor was required for accurate chromosome segregation during cell division, and that the identified binding interface is very likely to be conserved from yeast to man. ... Read More

Casey Hughes' represents Univ of Utah in the annual STATMadness
RECOGNITION
Feb 08, 2021

Casey Hughes' represents Univ of Utah in the annual STATMadness

Congratulations to Casey Hughes in the Adam Hughes Lab who are in the STAT Madness bracket competing against 63 other research discoveries for “best innovation in biomedicine”! STAT is a highly regarded online science and medicine publication and each year they host a March Madness-style competition for research where anyone can vote for their favorite.... Read More

Corey Cunningham Awarded F32 fellowship from NIH
RESEARCH
Jan 04, 2021

Corey Cunningham Awarded F32 fellowship from NIH

Mitochondria are organelles which play essential roles in cellular metabolism, biosynthesis, apoptosis, and innate immunity and their dysfunction is often associated with diseases like diabetes, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. While most depictions of mitochondrial biology assume all mitochondria within a given cell function equivalently, my fellowship aims to fully uncover intracellular mitochondrial heterogeneity (specialized populations of mitochondria) and how this specialization is important for cell homeostasis. Understanding the mechanisms of how these specialized mitochondrial populations arise and how they are maintained will illuminate a new field of mitochondrial biology and cellular metabolism.... Read More

Claudio's Brown Fat Video