• Thank you for a great 2017 Cell Bio Retreat!

  • Images courtesy of Talley Lambert, PhD (Cell Biology Microscopy Facility)

  • Pietro De Camilli, MD gives the 2017 Fawcett Lecture

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Kirchhausen lab develops new microscope that captures 3-D movies of cells inside living organisms - Apr 22, 2018

Kirchhausen lab develops new microscope that captures 3-D movies of cells inside living organisms
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The Kirchhausen lab, in collaboration with Nobel laureate and Janelia group leader Eric Betzig, has developed a microscope capable of capturing 3-D images and videos of cells inside living organisms in unprecedented detail. To enable such high resolution images, researchers combined two technologies: lattice light sheet ...Read more >>

Through a systematic analysis of ribophagy in mammalian cells, the Harper lab defines how ribosomes and other cytosolic proteins are eaten via autophagy in response to stress - Jan 02, 2018

Through a systematic analysis of ribophagy in mammalian cells, the Harper lab defines how ribosomes and other cytosolic proteins are eaten via autophagy in response to stress
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Ribosomes are abundant cellular machines regulated by assembly, supernumerary subunit turnover, and nascent chain quality control mechanisms. Moreover, nitrogen starvation in yeast has been reported to promote selective ribosome delivery to the vacuole in an autophagy conjugation system-dependent manner, a process called "ribophagy". However, whether ribophagy in mammals is selective or regulated has not been examined. Using Ribo-Keima flux reporters, Heeseon An from the ...Read more >>

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 >>