Congratulations to Mike Rieger, PhD!

This week, Mike Rieger successfully defended his thesis! Mike was joined at graduation by Kristina Sakers and Rebecca Ouwenga, who will also be defending in the coming weeks. Mike was awarded his PhD for his work on mouse vocalization behavior and the CELF family of...

Welcome to our new programmer, Yating!

As Allie prepares to start her MD/PhD training (!), we have brought on a new programmer, Yating! She has a Master’s in Bioinformatics and previously worked in Sally Elgin’s lab on the Danforth campus here at Wash U. Projects she’s been involved in...

Upcoming: Kristina and Mike R Thesis Defenses

On May 16th, Mike R will be defending his thesis on the Celf family of RNA binding proteins. From there, he’s heading to the Salk Institute in San Diego to do his post-doctoral work in Sreekanth Chalasani’s lab. Dr. Chalasani’s group studies...

Adarsh’s Nuclear RNA Paper Is a Hit

Lab alumnus Adarsh Reddy’s 2017 paper on his work in the Dougherty Lab examines cell-type specificity of nuclear RNAs (especially of circular and lncRNA varieties) in the brain. Current lab members Kristina and Claire also contributed to the work and...

May Your Days be Oxytocinergic and Bright!

Nathan prepared this cake for the annual Genetics Department dessert contest. The colored frostings are a Sanger sequence view of the DNA encoding oxytocin (the gene product, of course, represented by the raspberry heart). Happy holidays and new year from all of us in...

Joe Contracts Bieber Fever

After a holiday-season lab dinner of family-style Chinese food at Lu Lu, the lab went singing pan-seasonal tunes at karaoke. Joe and Nichole were in the grips of Bieber Fever when this photo was taken. We are hopeful that a long, high-decibel course of classic rock...