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Lab News

July 22, 2021: Congrats Dr. Patti Murphy! 

December 8, 2020: Congrats to Lauren who was awarded a 3 year NIH KO1 award!

July 12, 2020: Congrats to Lauren, who won the 2020 Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral presentation award at SDB for her beautiful talk entitled “Identification of extrinsic cues promoting target-selective axon regeneration” .

June 2, 2020: Congrats to Jess, her paper is now in press at Current BiologyClick here to read it.

May 4, 2020: Congrats to Lauren, her Preview is now published in Developmental Cell! Click here to read it.

April 29, 2020: Congrats to Phil, his review is now in press at Disease Models and Mechanisms! Click here to read it.

June 12, 2019: Congrats Beth and Melissa B., their paper has been accepted for publication at PLOSONE! Click here to read it.

May 22, 2019: Congrats Juliane, her paper is now published in Communications BiologyClick here to read it. 

April 22, 2019: Congrats Owen, his paper is now published in Current BiologyClick here to read it. .

February 19, 2019: Melissa’s paper is now published in PLOS GeneticsClick here to read it. 

October 10, 2018: Congrats Dr. Melissa Ducommun!!



October 1, 2018: Welcome to the lab Kristian Saied!

July 2, 2018: Congrats to Elelbin who was awarded a slot on the T32 CANAC training grant.

June 16, 2018: Congrats to Katherine and Lauren, their paper is now published in Nature CommunicationsClick here to read it

May 16, 2018: Congrats to Mafe who passed her Prelim!!!! Cake by Beth!!!

May 4, 2018: Congrats to Jess and Patti for winning the best talk (Jess) and poster prize (Patti) at the 2018 CDB retreat!

April 18, 2013: Congrats to Katherine, her paper is now in press at Nature Communication.

March 26, 2018: Congratulations to Roshan, his paper has been accepted to Current Biology. Click here to read it.

March 21, 2018: Congratulations Kurt, his paper has been accepted to Cell ReportsClick here to read it.

January 3, 2018: Congratulations to Joy Meserve who was awarded an NIH postdoctoral fellowship!.

August 4, 2017: Welcome to the lab Maria Navarro!

July 17, 2017: Congratulations Dr. Katherine Gribble!GribbleDr Katherine Gribble

July 1, 2017: Congratulations to Patti Murphy and Lauren Walker who received their individual NIH (F31/F32) fellowships.

June 21. 2017: Congratulations to Elelbin who passed her Prelim!!!! 

May 25, 2017: Congratulations to Juliane, her paper is now in press at PLoS ONE

April 3, 2017: Welcome to the lab Joy Meserve!

November 29, 2016: Congratulations to Hannah Schoenhard who won 1st place in the Penn Science Pop Talk Biology category!

November 17, 2016: Congratulations to Juliane, her paper is now online at PLoS Genetics Click here to read it

October 23, 2016: Lab excursion to Beach Haven NJ

October 19, 2016: Welcome to the lab Lauren Walker!

September 1, 2016: Welcome to the lab Beth Harvey and Elelbin Ortiz!

June 1, 2016: Congratulations to Hannah, recipient of the 2016 NGG Hearst Foundation Fellowship.

May 10, 2016: Congratulations to Hannah, who passed her Prelim!!!! Mocktail Foosball PARTY!!!

May 9, 2016: Congratulations to Katherine, her paper is now in press at Genes & Development!! Click here to read it.

April 20, 2016: Congratulations to Jesse Isaacman-Beck for being awarded this year's Nachmias-Thimann award given out by the department for the best 2015/16 publication by a graduate student! Click here to read his paperUPENN Press release & Video abstract! Highlight in Nature Review Neuroscience. Jesse continues a tradition of former graduate students Lili Jing (2010) and Ali Rosenberg (2012) as recipients of the Nachmias-Thimann award. Jesse is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Clandinin Laboratory at Stanford.

January 27, 2016: Congratulations to Katherine who's poster won 1st place at the Keystone Meeting (Axons from Cell Biology to Pathology) in Santa Fe!

October 21, 2015: Congratulations to Kurt, his paper is now in press at Cell Reports!! Click here to read it.

September 29, 2015: Congratulations to Jesse, his paper is now in press at Neuron!! Click here to read it. UPENN Press release & Video abstract! Highlight in Nature Review Neuroscience.

September 17, 2015: Congratulation Dr. Isaacman-Beck!!

August 1, 2015: Welcome to the lab Hannah Shoenhard!

July 1, 2015: Roshan Jain is starting his new position as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Haverford College! Congratulations Roshan!!!!

June 16, 2015: Congratulations to Patti Murphy who was appointed to the DB training grant!

April 13, 2015: Patti Murphy and Hannah Shoenhard in the News! Read about their visit to an elementary school to teach first-graders about Brain Science!

March 31, 2015: Congratulations to Jess Nelson who was awarded an NRSA postdoctoral fellowship award!

March 10, 2015: The Granato lab is going bowling!! Stay tuned for record breaking scores!


February 20, 2015: Congratulations to Katherine, who was appointed to the PMI Muscle Biology training grant!

February 12, 2015: Congratulations to Marc, Roshan, and Kurt, their paper is now in press at Neuron!! Click here to read it! UPENN Press Release!

January 15, 2015: Congratulations to Roshan, who just accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Haverford College starting July 1 2015!!

October 29, 2014: Congratulations to Ali and Jesse on their J. Neuroscience paper! Click here to read it!

September 8, 2014: Welcome to the lab Jessica Nelson!

August 27, 2014: Congratulations to Marc on his Cell Report paper! Click here to read it!

May 16, 2014: Hannah Bell is off to medical/graduate school in Rochester!!! Good luck Hannah, we will miss you!!!!!!

April 1, 2014: Welcome to the lab Melissa B.!

March 21, 2014: Ali defends her thesis-Congratulations Dr. Rosenberg!!!

January 16, 2014: Congratulations to Roshan and Hannah! Their paper is now in press at J. NeuroscienceClick here to read it!

January 1, 2014: Marc starts his faculty position at the University of Wisconsin, Madison- Good Luck !

November 15, 2013: The Granato lab visits the Triumph Brewery!

June 14, 2013: The Granato/Mullins labs hold a baby shower for James, Marc & Yvette! Congrats to the parents to be!!!

May 21, 2013: Congratulations to Melissa who passed her Prelim!!!! PARTY!!!

May 15, 2013: After almost two years Camille is leaving.....! We wish her good luck and are looking forward to see her around as she is entering the DSRB graduate program here at PENN!!!!!

May 10, 2013: Almost to the day, after 4 years of very hard work, the Granato lab finished the learning genetic screen! Hooray!!!Behavioral screen party

May 3, 2013: Granato lab squash extravaganza to celebrate Ali's 2012 paper.

January 30, 2013: For the latest news, you can now follow the Granato lab on Twitter!

December 14, 2012: Congratulations to Santanu & Jesse!! Their paper is now in press at PLoS One!! Click here to read it!

December 10, 2012: Congratulations to Rajiv!! His paper is now in press at PLoS OneClick here to read it!

November 29, 2012: Michael Gyda's (former student), Marc, and Kristin Lorent's space cadet paper is now published in PLoS Genetics and has been viewed 701 times from Nov 29 through Dec 14th!!! Click here to read it.

November 19th, 2012: Rajiv defends his thesis - Congratulations Dr. Sainath!!!

November 12, 2012: Congratulations Juliane who received her DFG postdoctoral fellowship!!

July 18th, 2012: The first Annual Granato lab bicycle trip takes place......why did we pick the hottest day...?

May 25, 2012: Congratulations Ali for receiving this year's Nachmias-Thimann award given out by the department for the best 2011/12 publication by a graduate student! Ali will receive the award on Monday, June 4, at the beginning of this year's Pepe lecture, at 12 noon, BRB auditorium.

May 22, 2012: Katherine passed her qualifying exam (YES!!)!

March 19, 2012: Welcome to the lab Melissa!

January 25, 2012: Congrats to Ali & Marc to their J. Neuroscience paper click here to read it!

January 1, 2012: What a way to start the New Year: Congrats to Erin & Dave to their baby daughter Caelyn Abigail!

December 22, 2011: Congrats to Laura, Katherine, and Camille for their paper that is now in press at Development!

October 31, 2011: Yes, it's Halloween in the Granato lab (and the Mullins lab)!

September 28, 2011: Congrats to Roshan and Marc to their paper, which is now accepted at PLoSClick here to read it.

August 30, 2011: Congrats to Marc & Roshan to their PNAS paper Click here to read their paper

August 1, 2011: Welcome to the lab Hannah!

July 12, 2011: Congratulations to Kurt, whose NRSA scored 8%!!

July 12, 2011: Congratulations to Santanu, whose paper has been accepted in Developmentclick here to read it.

July 8, 2011: Congratulations Laura - Dr. Gordon!!!

July 6, 2011: Welcome to the lab Juliane!

June 28, The Granato lab returns from their first camping trip!

May 23, 2011: Welcome to the lab Camille!

May 16, 2011: Santanu's neural crest cell paper is accepted for publication in Development, congratulations!

May 8, 2011: Congratulations to Jesse, who received his NRSA predoctoral fellowship!!

February, 2011: Marc's review (Behavioral genetic in larval zebrafish-learning from the young) has been accepted to Developmental Neuroscience, (click here to read it). Congratulations, Marc.

November 18, 2011: Congratulations to Kurt, who was selected for a position on the DevBio training grant!

September 13, 2010: Welcome to the lab Kurt!

August 27, 2010: Congratulations to Ali, who received her NRSA predoctoral fellowship!!

July 29, 2010: Congratulations to Roshan, who received his NRSA fellowship!!

June 11, 2010: Laura Liss is leaving us to attend Medical School in the Fall. Good luck with everything Laura, we will miss you!!!

May 24th, 2010: Welcome to the lab, Lauren Schmidt!

May 12, 2010: Lili Jing visits to accept the Nachmias-Thimann award given out by the CDB department for the best 2009 publication by a graduate student (click here to read it)! Congrats, Lili!!

May 11, 2010: Jesse passed his Prelim exam (yes)!!

January 6, 2010: Harry's phototaxis paper has been accepted for publication in Current Biology, congratulations!

August 27, 2009: Welcome to the lab Jesse!

July 31, 2009: Bye-Bye Lili, all the best, and stay in contact with us!!

July 13th, 2009: Welcome to the lab, Laura Liss!

May 22, 2009: Ali passed her Prelim exam-YES !!

April 24, 2009: Lili graduates, Congratulations Dr Jing!!!!!

April 8, 2009: Harry's Robo3 paper has been accepted for publication, congratulations!

March 12, 2009: Lili's & Laura's & Julie's paper now online at Neuronclick here to read it.

March 11, 2009: Laura's NRSA grant receives 6% score, congratulations!!