Congratulations to Sanjeet Patel and Vincent Pasque!

Congratulations to Sanjeet Patel and Vincent Pasque, for receiving CIRM TG grant, to Amy Pandaya Jones for receiving the NRSA postdoctoral fellowship, and to Giancarlo Bonora for recieving the Whitcome (MBI) grant. All the grant recipients are from Plath Lab.

Gerry Weinmaster publishes two articles in Developmental Cell

Gerry Weinmaster publishes both Notch Ligand Endocytosis Generates Mechanical Pulling Force Dependent on Dynamin, Epsins, and Actin and Optical Tweezers Studies on Notch: Single-Molecluar Interaction Strength Is Independent of Ligand Endocytosis in Developmental Cell with a video abstract.

View the video abstract from the publications links above (on the right side above the figure the tabs toggle between "graphical abstract" and "video abstract" to hear Dr. Weinmaster describe her research.

Feng Guo publishes in Protein Science

Feng Guo publishes "Caspases cleave and inhibit the microRNA processing protein DiGeorge Critical Region 8" in Protein Science. Abstract

Congratulations to this year's Dissertation Year Fellowship Winners

Congratulations to this year's Dissertation Year Fellowship Winners:
Yi Chen (Zipursky Lab)
Garbiela Monsalve (Frand Lab)
Maryam Nafissi (Johnson Lab)
Diego Ploper (De Robertis Lab)
Peggy Vorwald (De Robertis Lab)

From the MBI Program:
Matt Denholtx (Plath Lab)
Ritchie Ho (Plath Lab)
Ben Kuryan (Carey Lab)

From front left: Ritchie Ho (Plath Lab), Gabriela Monsalve (Frand Lab), Maryam Nafissi (Johnson Lab), Peggy Vorwald (De Robertis Lab)
From back left: Diego Ploper (De Robertis Lab), Ben Kuryan (Carey Lab), Yi Chen (Zipursky Lab), and Matt Denholtz (Plath Lab)

Web Press Covers Gerry Weinmaster's dual publications

Web Press Covers Gerry Weinmaster's dual publications on Notch Signaling. The Notch signaling system allows cells to directly communicate with each other to program the different cell types in the in the body. Dr. Weinmaster's study about cell-to-cell communication activating Notch signaling was featured by Examiner.com, PhyOrg.com, Science Codex and Physics News.

Siavash Kurdistani publishes in Genome Biology

Siavash Kurdistani publishes "Enhancer dysfunction: how the main regulators of gene expression contribute to cancer" in Genome Biology.

Alison Frand publishes in Science

Alison Frand publishes "MORC Family ATPases Required for Heterochromatin Condensation and Gene Silencing" in Science.

Congratulations to Ritchie Ho and Matt Denholtz, both from Kathrin Plath's Lab, who are the recipients of the Dissertation Year Fellowship Grant.

Congratulations to Kelsey Martin, recipient of the 2012 Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Mentoring Awards

Congratulations to Kelsey Martin, who won one of the three 2012 Society of Postdoctoral Scholars Mentoring Awards. Dr. Martin is the chair of the Department of Biological Chemistry and co-chair of the UCLA MSTP program. Despite her busy schedule, she gives postdocs the freedom and opportunity to develop their own ideas and pursue their own research while providing guidance and support for their projects. Nomination text

Watch here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/postdoctoral-research-awards-2012
at 50:15 Kelsey Martin

Congratulations to two Biological Chemistry postdoctorals!

2012 MBI Postdoctoral Awards Ceremony & Reception. Recipients of the BOYER-PETER, PARVIN, and AMGEN Postdoctoral Awards will be announced at the ceremony and receive their awards from Paul Boyer, Phyllis Parvin (representing the Parvin Foundation) and Randy Hungate (representing Amgen, Inc.).  Research Excellence Awards will be presented to the following postdoctoral fellows by their mentors. Congratulations to two Biological Chemistry postdoctorals who were selected for this competitive reward: Dr. Toh Hean Ch'ng (mentor: Prof. Kelsey Martin) and Dr. Ajay Vashisht (mentor: Prof. James Wohlschlegel). PostdocAwardsPoster2012
Information on the Postdoctoral Recognition Awards: http://www.mbi.ucla.edu/mbi-sponsored/postdoc
See images here: http://www.mbi.ucla.edu/mbi-sponsored/2012-05-09/2012-mbi-postdoctoral-recognition-awards

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