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Thursday, October 1, 2015 • 12:00 NOON • Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Megan C. King, Ph.D.
| Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Yale University
"Heterochromatin and the mechanics of the nucleus"


Friday, October 2, 2015 • 3:30 PM • JF Library, 248 Anatomy-Chemistry Building
Yale Goldman, Deborah Shroder, Matt Caporizzo
| From the Goldman Lab, Department of Physiology
"Single molecule approaches to molecular motors and protein synthesis"



Ben Garcia has won the Ken Standing Award. The Ken Standing Award is presented by the sponsors of the Enabling Technologies (ETP) Symposium biennially to honor a young scientist who has made a significant contribution to technology development in support of research in the life sciences.

Jim Shorter and his lab have published two articles detailing ways to combat AIDS by targeting HIV in semen.
Penn News Release

Castellano LM, Bart SM , Holmes VM, Weissman D, Shorter J (2015) Repurposing Hsp104 to antagonize seminal amyloid and counter HIV infection. Chemistry & Biology 22(8):1074–1086.

Lump E, Castellano LM, Meier C, Seeliger J, et al (2015) A molecular tweezer antagonizes seminal amyloids and HIV infection. eLife eLife 2015;4:e05397

Jeremy Wilusz has been named a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar to support his work on circular RNAs.

July 7, 2015 cover of Science SignalingKim Sharp provided the artwork for the July 7, 2015 cover of Science Signaling. The image accompanies the article: "Regulation of brain glutamate metabolism by nitric oxide and S-nitrosylation" by Karthik Raju, Paschalis-Thomas Doulias, Perry Evans, Elizabeth N. Krizman, Joshua G. Jackson, Oksana Horyn, Yevgeny Daikhin, Ilana Nissim, Marc Yudkoff, Itzhak Nissim, Kim A. Sharp, Michael B. Robinson, and Harry Ischiropoulos. Click on the image for a larger view.

Mitch Lewis and Kristen Lynch are Interim Co-Chairs of the department.

A paper from the Ogiso Lab, Apoptosis Inducing Factor (AIF) and its family member, AMID, are rotenone-sensitive NADH: ubiquinone oxidoreductases (NDH-2) has been published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

A paper from the Ben Black Lab has been published in the May 8, 2015 issue of Science: CENP-C reshapes and stablizes CENP-A nucleosomes at the centromere.

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