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Recent News & 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

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 >>