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Recent Awards & Achievements

Lawrence Kazak named ASCB's 2017 Bernfield Memorial Award winner! - Oct 18, 2017

Lawrence Kazak named ASCB's 2017 Bernfield Memorial Award winner!
Lawrence Kazak

Congratulations to Lawrence Kazak, a postdoctoral fellow in the Spiegelman lab, who was recently awarded the American Society for Cell Biology's 2017 Merton Bernfield Memorial Award. Every year, ASCB presents the Merton Bernfield Memorial Award to an outstanding graduate student or postdoctoral member who has excelled at research. To learn more, click ...Read more >>

Latest Research

Haigis lab reveals metabolic recycling is a crucial source of breast cancer biomass - Oct 19, 2017

Haigis lab reveals metabolic recycling is a crucial source of breast cancer biomass
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Cancer cells increase nutrient consumption and metabolic fitness to support rapid growth and proliferation. Consequently, the tumor microenvironment (TME) accumulates metabolic by-products, such as lactate and ammonia, which are confined due to poor vascularization of the TME.  In a recent study published in Science, the ...Read more >>

Liao lab uncovers the structural basis for LPS transport by ABC transporter MsbA - Sep 08, 2017

Liao lab uncovers the structural basis for LPS transport by ABC transporter MsbA
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Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, also known as endotoxin) in Gram-negative bacteria is critical for the bacterial survival and their resistance to antibiotics. As a critical step of LPS biosynthesis, newly produced LPS in the cytoplasmic leaflet of the inner membrane is flipped to the periplasmic leaflet by MsbA, an ATP-binding cassette transporter. In a recent study published in Nature on September 6, the ...Read more >>

Finley lab discovers how red blood cells remodel during terminal differentiation - Aug 24, 2017

Finley lab discovers how red blood cells remodel during terminal differentiation
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The Finley lab, in a recent publication in Science, found that a mutation in the murine Ube2o gene, which encodes an ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme induced during erythropoiesis, results in anemia. Proteomic analysis suggested that UBE2O is a broad-spectrum ubiquitinating enzyme that remodels the erythroid proteome. You can read more about this ...Read more >>