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Recent Awards & Achievements

Congrats to recent recipients of postdoctoral fellowships! (Part 2) - Oct 31, 2017

Congrats to recent recipients of postdoctoral fellowships! (Part 2)
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Congrats to more Cell Biology postdocs who were recently awarded prestigous fellowships!  From left to right: Dr. Jennifer Rosenbluth (Brugge lab, American Cancer Society & American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award) and Dr. Reza Behrouzi (Moazed lab, Charles A. King Trust). Dr. Alison Moreno (not shown; ...Read more >>

Lawrence Kazak named ASCB's 2017 Bernfield Memorial Award winner! - Oct 24, 2017

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

Congratulations to Dr. 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 >>