Brian Lananna has received a three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Brian Lananna, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Shin Imai’s Lab! Brian Lananna,  Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar, has received a three-year $215,478 Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the NIH/NIA beginning January 1, 2023 for his project entitled “Investigating a role for eNAMPT-containing extracellular vesicles in mitigating age-and Alzheimer Disease-related cognitive decline”.

Dr. Helen McNeill has received a five-year grant award

Congratulations to Dr. Helen McNeill! Dr. Helen McNeill, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental Biology, has received a five-year $2,840,254 grant award from the NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development beginning December 15, 2022 for her project entitled “Dissecting the function of Nemp1, a nuclear envelope protein critical for mammalian fertility”.

Abira Ganguly was awarded the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Postdoc Oral Presentation

Congratulations to Abira Ganguly! Abira Ganguly, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Associate in Helen McNeill’s Lab, was awarded the Viktor Hamburger Award for Best Postdoc Oral Presentation for her talk “Nemp1 regulates mechanotransduction responses to substrate stiffness by controlling Yap1 and rescues fertility in a mechanically soft ovary model”

Dave Butler has received a one-year $50,000 Grant Award

Congratulations to Dr. Dave Butler! Dave Butler, MD, in Dr. Andrew Yoo’s Lab, received a one-year $50,000 Grant Award through the McDonnell Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, entitled “Aging-associated mitochondrial dysregulation in response to hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in human neurons.”

Andrew Yoo, PhD, received a five-year $9,085,972 multi–PI R01

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Yoo! Andrew Yoo, PhD, received a five-year $9,085,972 multi–PI R01 (Cruchaga-contact, Frost, Karch, Wang, Yoo) from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging beginning August 15, 2022, for their project entitled, “Identification and Characterization of Cell-Specific Transposable Elements Implicated on Alzheimer Disease and Healthy Aging.”

Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, PhD, received a five-year $2,285,119 competitive renewal

Congratulations to Dr. Solnica-Krezel! Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, PhD, received a five-year $2,285,119 competitive renewal from the National Institute of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, beginning June 15, 2022, for her project entitled “Forward and reverse genetic studies of AIS and spine development in zebrafish.”  This project is part of […]

Adelita Mendoza received a two-year $200,000 grant

Congratulations to Adelita Mendoza! Adelita Mendoza, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Associate in Dr. Kerry Kornfeld’s Lab, received a two-year $200,000 grant from the National Institute of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, beginning August 1, 2022 for her project entitled “Regulation of zinc-dependent lysosome morphological restructuring, zinc trafficking and low zinc homeostasis in C. elegans […]

Dr. Kerry Kornfeld received a four-year $1,464,024 research grant

Congratulations to Dr. Kerry Kornfeld! Kerry Kornfeld, M.D., Ph.D., received a four-year $1,464,024 research grant from the National Institute of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, beginning September 1, 2022, for his project entitled “Lysosome remodeling mediates high zinc homeostasis”.