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Meredith Wilson Thesis Defense
Congratulations to the PMI team of Ostap, Dominguez, Goldman, Holzbaur, and Shuman for receiving a renewal of their NIH PO1!
Congratulations to Ryan Jamiolkowski (Goldman Lab) for receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein Award (F30) from NIH.
The Dominguez Lab determines how actin filaments are capped in muscle fibers. See Article in Science HERE
Sandra Maday in the Holzbaur Lab resolves crucial steps in autophagosome biogenesis. HERE
Congratulations to Michael Greenberg (Ostap Lab) for receiving a prestigious Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) award from NIH/NHLBI.
Meredith Wilson (Holzbaur Lab) wins award for best poster by a graduate student at the Gordon Research Conference on Muscle & Molecular Motors.
Congratulations to Dr. Erika Holzbaur for receiving the Senator Jacob Javits Award in the Neurosciences from NINDS!
Congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Barton for receiving the Basic Sciences Teaching Award from Penn Dental Medicine. Details HERE
Dr. Jonathan Epstein and a picture of Dr. Vivienne Ho (PMI T32 trainee) highlighted in Phila. Inquirer article regarding CRISPR technology. HERE
The Dominguez Lab (including former PMI T32 trainee, David Kast) identify a structural mechanism for the regulation of plasma membrane shape. HERE
The Stedman Lab (including former PMI T32 trainee, Andy Mead) investigates the pathobiology of respiratory functional decline in a model system for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. HERE
Information about the Franklin Medal Symposium HERE
Congratulations to Michael Woody (Ostap/Goldman Lab) for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Dominguez Lab solves the atomic structure of a key protein complex required for cell motility. and movieSee article and movie HERE.
The Weisel lab discovers that red blood cells change their shape to facilitate blood clotting. See their work featured on the NIH websiteHEREand see the abstract HERE
The Khurana and Lamitina Labs identify a role for Dysferlin in the regulation of cholinergic signaling. See abstract HERE
The Discher Lab discovers a role for myosin motors in asymmetric division of blood stem cell. See Penn press release HERE and details HERE
Congratulations to Michael Woody(Ostap & Goldman Labs) for winning the 2013 Raiziss Award for academic excellence.
Congratulations to Meng-meng Fu (Holzbaur Lab) and Steven Jones (Svitkina Lab) for winning the PMI Poster Competition.
Thanks to all who participated in the PMI Retreat and Symposium: Force Sensing: Mechanobiology from Molecules to Tissues HERE
Dr. Michael Lampson’s lab finds a meiotic timing mechanism important for preventing cytoskeletal-chromosome attachment errors. HERE
Dr. Erika Holzbaur’s lab identifies a molecular switch that regulates directional transport of amyloid precursor protein. HERE
Hear Dr. H. Lee Sweeney interviewed about muscle-enhancing drugs on National Public Radio HERE
Congratulations to Dr. Allison Zajac on receiving her Ph.D. under Dr. Erika Holzbaur, Ph.D. and Dr. Michael Ostap, Ph.D., Pennsylvania Muscle Institute
Dr. Michael Ostap is the featured Biophysical Journal Editor. Scroll down to see interview. HERE
Validation of multicenter protocol examining imaging of DMD patients. HERE
Dr. Dominguez's Lab shows how Rickettsia hijacks the actin cytoskeleton. HERE
PMI Labs show how molecular motors move growth factors in living cells. HERE
Dr. Grishchuk measures the force of microtubule depolymerization. HERE
See Dr. Discher's Science article on nanoparticle delivery. HERE
See the recent Penn News article highlighting recent work from Dr. Yale E. Goldman’s Lab here. HERE