Announcements

2014 Announcements

Dr. Tim Springer was honored with the 2014 American Society of Hematology Henry M. Stratton Medal

Image: Dr. Tim Springer was honored with the 2014 American Society of Hematology Henry M. Stratton Medal

The 2014 American Society of Hematology Henry M. Stratton Medal for Basic Research was awarded to Timothy Springer, Ph.D. for his seminal contributions to basic hematology research. During his 35-year research career, Tim… Read Full Article »

Dr. Wesley Wong receives Beckman Young Investigator Award

Image: Dr. Wesley Wong receives Beckman Young Investigator Award

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has honored Dr. Wesley Wong with a Beckman Young Investigator Award, which recognizes promising young faculty in chemistry and the life sciences. The funding provided by this award will help… Read Full Article »

Congratulations to Fred Alt, Recipient of the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science

Image: Congratulations to Fred Alt, Recipient of the 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science

The 44th Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Biomedical Science has been awarded to Dr. Frederick W. Alt, the Director of the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine… Read Full Article »

Dr. Hao Wu Received the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from NIH

Image: Dr. Hao Wu Received  the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from NIH

Dr. Hao Wu, a postdoctoral fellow in Zhang lab, was recently awarded the Pathway to Independence Award by the National Institutes of Health's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to support his research on the genomic… Read Full Article »

Dr. Hongxia Fu Received the Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Hemophilia Foundation

Image: Dr. Hongxia Fu Received the Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the National Hemophilia Foundation

Dr. Hongxia Fu, a postdoctoral fellow in the Springer lab, is the 2014 recipient of the Judith Graham Pool Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, awarded by the National Hemophilia Foundation.  The title of her proposal is… Read Full Article »

Dr. Yu Wang Received an American Heart Association Fellowship

Image: Dr. Yu Wang Received an American Heart Association Fellowship

 

 

Cardiac hypertrophy is characterized by enlargement of cardiomyocyte and thickening of heart muscle- a condition that can ultimately lead to heart failure. Epigenetic modifications, such as DNA methylation, are hypothesized to play a critical… Read Full Article »

Dr. Yu Zhang was awarded a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Image: Dr. Yu Zhang was awarded a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

 

B lymphocytes produce different classes of antibodies to fight against infections.  This antibody "class-switching" depends on the AID protein that initiates the cuts in antibody genes which are pasted together by proteins that ensure the… Read Full Article »

Dr. Pei-Chi Wei was awarded postdoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Center

Image: Dr. Pei-Chi Wei was awarded postdoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Center

Dr. Wei has received a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National Cancer Center (NCC) for supporting her research in the contribution of the recurrent DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in medullonlastoma (MB). Human MB is the… Read Full Article »

Dr. Tom Kirchhausen became a newly elected member of EMBO

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Tom Kirchhausen was one of the 106 outstanding researchers in the life sciences that were newly elected to European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) membership. One hundred of the scientists reside in Europe and neighboring countries;… Read Full Article »

Dr. Tim Springer received AAI - Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award

Image: Dr. Tim Springer received AAI - Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award

On May 4th, 2014 Dr. Tim Springer received a prestigious Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award from the Council of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).  This award recognized Dr. Springer for his outstanding… Read Full Article »

Dr. Feilong Meng was awarded a postdoctoral research grant from the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Image: Dr. Feilong Meng was awarded a postdoctoral research grant from the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

When the human body is infected with a foreign pathogen, B cells diversify antibody repertoire by introducing mutations into the antibody variable regions, which process is initiated by Activation-Induced cytidine Deaminase (AID). However, if AID targets the wrong… Read Full Article »

Dr. Jiazhi Hu was awarded the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Image: Dr. Jiazhi Hu was awarded the Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship.

During this three-year award Dr. Hu, a postdoctoral fellow in the Alt lab, will investigate the mechanism of the development of B cell lymphomas originated from ATM deficiency or AID off-target activity.

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