Max Frenkel and Bo Peng, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) students, have joined the lab to pursue their PhD. Welcome to the family!
Elizabeth Thompson and Eden Zewdie graduated with their Bachelors degrees from UW-Madison! Congratulations! Elizabeth will spend a gap year in the lab working as a research intern, and Eden will begin a PhD program at UNC in the fall!
Darcie is a recipient of a Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The Foundation’s annual Shaw Scientist Program supports early career investigators seeking promising solutions in biochemistry, biological sciences and cancer research. The awards began in 1982 thanks to a $4.3 million bequest from Dorothy Shaw, widow of James Shaw, a prominent Milwaukee attorney. In addition to $2 million in special grants, the Shaws’ fund has awarded nearly $15 million in grants to 78 scientists from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee since its creation. An advisory panel with scientists representing major U.S. research institutions recommends the winners.
Eden will graduate this year, and will attend University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to obtain her PhD in the fall. Congratulations Eden!
Murt will work in the lab this summer after winning a Welton Sophomore Honors Summer Apprenticeship. Congratulations Murt!
After a year of hard work in the lab, Carol will head to Gerstner Sloan Kettering for her PhD in the fall. Congratulations Carol!
Jieun will be spending her summer in the lab of Jennifer Garrison at the Buck Institute in California as part of the highly competitive SENS Research Foundation Summer Scholars Program. Congratulations!
A Preview written by Chris and Darcie on a paper from the lab of Ana Martin-Villalba was published in Cell Stem Cell. It suggests that extrinsic influences from the niche drive stem cell aging.
Tiaira was also awarded a 1 year Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) training award, which she had to decline after receiving T32 funding from the Institute on Aging. SCRMC kindly then gave her an honorary award.
Darcie gave talks at both conferences, while Chris presented a poster at the Fusion Neurogenesis conference.
Darcie was awarded one of 58 NIH New Innovator Awards for 2018. This award, from the NIH Common Fund, provides funding to extraordinarily creative scientists proposing highly innovative research to address major challenges in biomedical science. The grants are part of the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, which supports ideas with potential for great impact in biomedical research from across the broad scope of the NIH.
“This program supports exceptionally innovative researchers who have the potential to transform the biomedical field,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators who are within 10 years of their final degree or clinical residency and have not yet received a research project grant or equivalent NIH grant.
Chris won the Best Blitz talk award at the Stem cell and regenerative medicine center’s (SCRMC’s) fall conference. His 3 minute talk won him a $1000 travel award for his upcoming conference!
Welcome to Katrina and Murt as Undergraduate Research Scholars working in the lab! They will be supervised by Tiaira Porter.
Carol Xu joins us as a Research Intern for a year after finishing her undergraduate degree here at UW-Madison in the spring. She previously worked with Jenya Grinblat in zebrafish.
Welcome to our summer high school student Victoria from Madison Country Day School!