GMB Graduate Student Talia Hatkevich Receives Magnuson Award at the Spring 2019 GMB Retreat in Wilmington, NC

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Salma Azam publishes paper in Oncogene

Salma Azam (Chad Pecot lab) published an article titled “Quaking orchestrates a post-transcriptional regulatory network of endothelial cell cycle progression critical to angiogenesis and metastasis” in Oncogene. (DOI: 10.1038/s41388-019-0786-6)  Image:Perturbation of the Quaking/miR-200 pathway inhibits endothelial sprouting; click to enlarge; see article for details.

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Chris Uyehara publishes paper in PNAS

Chris Uyehara (Dan McKay lab) published a paper titled “Direct and widespread role for the nuclear receptor EcR in mediating the response to ecdysone in Drosophila” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1900343116). Image: Expression of the broad gene without and with expression of an ecdysone receptor; click to enlarge; see article for details.

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Casey Schmidt publishes paper in Nucleic Acids Research

Casey Schmidt (Greg Matera lab) published an article titled “Molecular determinants of metazoan tricRNA biogenesis” in Nucleic Acids Research. (DOI: 110.1093/nar/gkz311)  Image: tRNA splicing pathways; click to enlarge; see article for details.

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Kelsey Gray awarded Fulbright Fellowship

Kelsey Gray (recent graduate of Greg Matera lab) was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to do education research at Tibetan monasteries in India. After receiving her PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology in 2017, Kelsey did postdoctoral research with the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative. The Fulbright Fellowship allows her to continue and expand her educational research.

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