Jeff Milbrandt contributes to paper on axon injury signaling

Dr. Jeff Milbrandt, M.D., Ph.D., the James S. McDonnell Professor of Genetics and the head of the Department of Genetics, contributed to a paper that was published recently in PNAS. The paper, “HSP90 is a chaperone for DLK and is required for axon injury...

Joseph Dougherty gets Simons Foundation award

Joseph Dougherty, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, recently got a three-year award from the Simons Foundation for his project, “4/4 SSC ASC Whole Genome Sequencing Consortium: UTR mutation analysis.” Congratulations, Dr....

Zach Pincus gets NIH award for research project

Zach Pincus, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, recently got NIH funding for his project, “Discover Determinants of Individual Lifespan and Health.” Congratulations, Dr. Pincus! Read more about Dr. Pincus and his research...

Ting Wang gets NIH funding for gene regulation research

Ting Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Genetics, recently got NIH funding for his project, “Decoding the Impact of Transposable Elements on Gene Regulation.” The project will be funded through June 2002. Congratulations, Dr. Wang!  Read...

Mitra lab postdoc has paper accepted by Cell Reports

Denis Avey, Ph.D., a postdoc in the Mitra and Milbrandt labs, had a paper accepted recently by Cell Reports. The paper, “Single cell RNAseq uncovers a robust transcriptional response to morphine by glia,” looks at the morphine-dependent transcriptional...

Dutcher lab has paper accepted by Plant Physiology

The Dutcher lab recently had a paper accepted for publication. The paper, “Highly efficient detection of insertional mutants in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii by MAPINS,” appears in an upcoming issue of Plant Physiology. Dr. Huawen Lin, Dr. Paul Cliften of the...

Milbrandt lab postdoc publishes paper on axon survival factors

Daniel W. Summers, Ph.D., a postdoc in Dr. Jeff Milbrandt’s lab, recently had a paper published in PNAS. The paper, “Palmitoylation enables MAPK-dependent proteostasis of axon survival factors,” shows that intracellular location imparts sensitivity...

Joe Dougherty and Robi Mitra awarded NIH grant

Dr. Joseph Dougherty and Dr. Robi Mitra were recently awarded an NIH grant. The award for the project, “Parallel Analysis of Transcription and Protein-DNA Interactions in Single CNS Cells,” supports Dougherty and Mitra’s work at Washington University...