• Dr. Kelsey Martin (UCLA) speaks at Neuro-RNA Symposium 2013, organized by Cell Biology postdocs.

  • Left: Actin (green), microtubules (blue), & DNA (red) in a mouse embryonic fibroblast.  Courtesy of A. Lomakin (Danuser lab).
    Right: Endoplasmic reticulum-associated Climp63 (red) & reticulons (green) in mammalian cells.  From Shibata et al. Cell (Rapoport Lab).

  • 2013's newly-minted PhDs from Cell Bio & BBS: Rachel Davidowitz, David Rhee, Joshua Wilson-Grady, M. Rosa Ng, Sinisa Hravtin, & E. Emrah Er. 

  • Left: Larval muscle (red), neurons (green), & nuclei (blue) in Drosophila cells.  Courtesy of A. Sen (Artavanis-Tsakonas Lab).
    Middle: Membrane protein Climp63 (red) & calreticulin (green) in subdomains of the endoplasmic reticulum.  From Shibata et al. Cell (Rapoport Lab).
    Right: Close-up view of Drosophila larval muscle (red), neurons (green), & nuclei (blue).  Courtesy of A. Sen (Artavanis-Tsakonas Lab).

  • Cell Biology faculty members Anders Näär, Tom Rapoport, and John Flanagan at the annual departmental retreat, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

  • The Neuro-RNA Symposium 2013 organizers: Cell Biology postdocs Nicolas Preitner, Jianhua Shi, Melissa Hancock, and Xinmin Li.


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News - 09/02/2014 - 10:27am

Whitman Lab finds a new kind of tyrosine kinase that acts outside the cell
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Phosphorylation of proteins on tyrosine is particularly important in the control of cell proliferation and differentiation, and drives many of the changes seen in cancer cells. Protein tyrosine phosphorylation has previously been thought to occur only inside cells, where it can control changes in cell structure, movement, and gene expression. In a recent article in Cell, the ...Read more >>

News - 08/22/2014 - 9:56am

Liberles Lab finds that hummingbirds evolved a new way to detect sugars
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Hummingbirds are avid nectar drinkers, and their ability to perceive sugars enabled their extensive radiation in a new ecological niche. In a recent article in Science, Maude Baldwin, a visiting scientist in the Liberles Lab, uncovered a noncanonical mechanism for sweet taste detection that evolved in hummingbirds since divergence from swifts, ...Read more >>

News - Jul 23, 2014

Flanagan Lab finds a novel RNA-based mechanism for microtubule regulation
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Microtubules are fundamental for the spatial organization and motility of neurons and other cells.  In a recent article in Cell, the Flanagan Lab identified a novel function for the microtubule plus-end protein Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC), a scaffold protein known to be important in biology and disease. They found that APC is an RNA- ...Read more >>