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Pew Biomedical Scholars – 2019 Class

Lillian has been named a Pew Biomedical Scholar! Here’s more about what it means to be a Pew Scholar: The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health....

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Undergraduate Biology Symposium

We have some outstanding undergraduates in our lab! Recently, our seniors, Sarah Prostak and Alena Naritsin, and the Wadsworth lab’s Emily Norton (not pictured) presented their thesis work with a poster presentation followed by a symposium talk. For her work on chytrids, Sarah was...

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Featured in JCB’s People and Ideas

Lillian was featured in the most recent addition of the Journal of Cell Biology’s People and Ideas section! Check out the full article here.

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Bio-Protocol paper published.

Our Bio-Protocol paper on the relative quantitation of polymerized actin in suspension cells has been published. Here is the abstract for the text: The amount of polymerized actin within a cell can vary widely due to natural processes and/or experimentally induced perturbations. We routinely...

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Our NSF EDGE grant is funded!

Because of the generous support of the NSF EDGE program, we now have resources to develop molecular genetics for chytrid fungi! We will use these tools to study the evolution of cell motility. We will be sharing protocols and reagents as we go, so...

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BioEssays review published.

Our BioEssay review on how language influences our understanding of cell motility has been published. Here is an excerpt from the full text: The lack of a concise and consistently applied vocabulary to describe dynamic membrane protrusions has become an impediment to the study...

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We’re NIH funded!

It’s official; NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease) has funded our R21 grant “Disruption of gene function in Naegleria.” Over the next two years, we will adapt RNAi and CRISPR methods for use with Naegleria gruberi, a noninfectious relative of the deadly...

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MBL Whitman Center Early Career Award: we’re headed to Woods Hole!

Exciting news: Lillian has been awarded a 2018 Whitman Center Early Career Award to work at the Marine Biological Laboratory. We’ll be heading out to Woods Hole this summer to study aquatic chytrid fungi and the evolution of cell motility. In addition to our...

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ASCB Celldance 2017 unveiled

A major highlight of our trip to the ASCB annual meeting this year was the award ceremony for the ASCB 2017 Cell Dance competition where we unveiled our winning entry. This video was a collaboration with Dyche Mullins’ lab at UCSF, and highlights some...

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Our paper is featured in JCB’s “The Year in Cell Biology: 2017”

Each year, the editorial board of the Journal of Cell Biology selects 10 papers for their Year in Cell Biology that represent a “broad selection of cutting edge cell biology and reflects the articles that most captured the attention and interest of our readers”....

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