Carlos receives two grant awards

Over the summer, the lab received two awards: a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award towards work on a ubiquitin-like protein, and an ALS Association starter grant for work on the ubiquilin protein, known to mediate both proteasome-mediated degradation and autophagy processes in the cell.

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Castañeda and Loh win an Inaugural Nappi Family Research Award!

Carlos Castañeda (SU) and Stewart Loh (SUNY-Upstate) have teamed up together to collaborate on an exciting project to design inhibitors of p53 and Mdm2 interactions. Mdm2 is a ubiquitin ligase that ubiquitinates p53, a tumor suppressor protein whose dysfunction is common in nearly all cancers. In December 2015, Carlos and Stewart received an $100,000 2-year grant from the Nappi Family (thank you Sam and Carol) as part of the inaugural research awards that encourage new collaborations between Upstate and SU. Stay tuned for more info.

Driving Inspiration and Innovation Through Collaboration Inaugural Nappi Family Research Awards 2015
Carlos answering questions during the 7-minute pitch
Driving Inspiration and Innovation Through Collaboration Inaugural Nappi Family Research Awards 2015
Driving Inspiration and Innovation Through Collaboration Inaugural Nappi Family Research Awards 2015 – Thank you Sam and Carol!

The lab welcomes Yona Lei!

We welcome Yona to the lab; she is a first-year undergraduate student in biochemistry and biomedical engineering. She also has recently been accepted into the prestigious Honors Program! Congratulations.