Yiran Yang, a third-year grad student, was selected to present a talk, and Holly Jones, a first-year grad student, presented a poster on UBQLN2. Congratulations to both!
Junior undergraduate Julia Riley and postdoc Thuy Dao wrote a preview on the Mittag group’s work on liquid phase separation of SPOP, a substrate adaptor protein for cullin3-RING ubiquitin E3 ligase, and its ubiquitination substrates. See our preview Riley et al. – 2018 and a link to the original paper here.
We received this award to continue our studies of ubiquilin phase separation. Read more about the award here.
We have been very busy over the last year. Revamped lab research pages are forthcoming…
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.
See the full story here!
Freshman Yona Lei has just received a SU Biology fellowship to conduct summer research in our lab. Congratulations Yona!
Our sophomore, Ismael Gonzalez, has just won a prestigious LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) fellowship to conduct research in our lab over the summer. Congratulations Ismael!
Our work on K27-linked diubiquitin chains was just published in Structure! Read the paper here.
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.
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.