Lawson Lab has new preprint

The Lawson Lab has a new preprint, “Genetic, epigenetic, and environmental mechanisms govern allele-specific gene expression.” Celine St. Pierre, a graduate student in the lab, is first author. Congratulations, all!  

Dougherty Lab has a new preprint

The Dougherty Lab has a new preprint, “A Cre-dependent massively parallel reporter assay allows for cell-type specific assessment of the functional effects of genetic variants in vivo.” Tomás Lagunas Jr, a graduate student in the lab, is lead author on the...

Mollah Lab has a new preprint

The Mollah Lab has a new preprint, “A Non-Negative Tensor Factorization Approach to Deconvolute Microenvironment in Breast Cancer.” Min Shi, a postdoc in the lab, is senior author on the preprint. Liubou Klindziuk, a summer intern in the lab, is also an...

Dr. Peter Jin contributes to new paper in JAMA Pediatrics

Sheng Chih (Peter) Jin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine, recently contributed to a new paper in JAMA Pediatrics, “Exome Sequencing as a Potential Diagnostic Adjunct in Sporadic Congenital Hydrocephalus.”...

Tips for Graduate Students During Shelter in Place

By Jim Skeath, PhD, Professor of Genetics at Washington University School of Medicine I’ve always felt that the keys to success in graduate school are to work hard and have fun – to work hard, think hard, do experiments, and to enjoy what you do and where you do it. I...

Lawson Lab graduate student inducted into graduate honor society

Alex Miranda, a graduate student in the Lawson Lab, was recently inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. The society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in graduate education. Congratulations, Alex!

Medical Genetics Awareness Week kicks off April 2

The first Medical Genetics Awareness Week kicks off on April 2, 2019 with the theme “Celebrating the Contributions of the Entire Medical Genetics Team to Patient Care.” Through this event, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) “aims...

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....

Milbrandt lab publishes paper on Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation

The Milbrandt lab published a paper recently on Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation. The paper, “Schwann cell O-GlcNAcylation promotes peripheral nerve remyelination via attenuation of the AP-1 transcription factor JUN,” appears in PNAS. Sungsu Kim, Ph.D., an...

Stephen L. Johnson (December 26, 1960 – December 15, 2017)

It is with great sadness that the Department of Genetics informs you of the passing of Stephen L. Johnson, PhD, early Friday morning. As everyone knows Steve was a highly regarded scientist in our Genetics Department at Washington University School of Medicine. Steve...

Don Conrad and Joe Dougherty awarded tenure

Congratulations to Dr. Don Conrad and Dr. Joe Dougherty, who were recently awarded tenure in the Department of Genetics. Read more about Dr. Conrad’s work here, and get more information about Dr. Dougherty’s work here.  

Wang lab publishes paper on tissue-specific DNA methylation

Dr. Ting Wang’s published a paper recently on tissue-specific DNA methylation. The paper, titled “Tissue-specific DNA methylation is conserved across human, mouse, and rat, and driven by primary sequence conservation,” uses a comparative epigenomics...

Dr. Joseph Ippolito has paper published in JCI Insight

Dr. Joseph Ippolito, a member of Dr. Jeff Milbrandt’s lab, and his research team had a paper published recently in JCI Insight. The article, “Sexual dimorphism in glioma glycolysis underlies sex differences in survival,” shows that enhanced glucose...