March 2015 - Jeff Twiss chaired a symposium at the American Society for Neurochemistry meeting entitled ‘Wiring Neurons through mRNA Regulation in Health and Disease’ in Atlanta, GA. He also gave a platform presentation entitled ‘RNA-Protein Interactions for Axonally Transported mRNAs’.
March 2015 - Fabienne Poulain was awarded a 3 year grant from the National Institutes of Health, entitled ‘Functions of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in axon guidance and degeneration’ for approximately $747,000.
Feb 2015 - New Equipment – Our Molecular Devices ‘SpetraMax i3’ instrument arrived in CLS 707. This versatile instrument will be used to test analyze DNA, RNA, protein, and small molecule interactions.
Feb 2015 - Sofia Lizarraga joins the Center as Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences from Brown University School of Medicine.
Feb 2015 - Fabienne Poulain published a paper entitled ‘Analyzing the role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in axon guidance in vivo in zebrafish’ in Methods in Molecular Biology 1229:469-82.
Jan 2015 - Renovations for the Zebrafish research facility for Dr. Poulain’s research program were completed. We are anxiously awaiting arrival of The Fish!
Jan 2015 - Fabienne Poulain joins the Center as Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences from University of Utah Medical School.
Jan 2015 - Jeff Twiss was awarded a grant from the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation entitled ‘Targeting Intrinsic Mechanisms for Supporting Neural Repair’ for $319,000.
Nov 2014 - Encyclopedia of Cell Biology chapter entitled ‘Neuronal transport and spatial signaling mechanisms in neural repair’ by Ashley Kalinski, Timothy Hines, Deanna Smith, and Jeff Twiss was accepted for publication.
July 2014 - Jeff Twiss was awarded a 5 year grant from National Institutes of Health, entitled ‘Modifying Intrinsic Growth Capacity through Axonal mRNA Translation’ for approximately $1,850,000.