Deba Das was just awarded the Odyssey Postdoctoral Fellowship for three years! Congratulations Deba!!
Congratulations to Jacob on passing his qualifying exam with an unconditional pass!
NIGMS approved a Diversity Supplement support for Jacob’s graduate work. Congratulations to Jacob. We are very thankful for the support from NIGMS.
Paper accepted! Amanda Minogue developed an insitu hybridization method to detect miRNAs in vivo in dissected tissue. This method was accepted for publication in Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. Congratulations Amanda!
Han Bit Baek joins the lab as a graduate student! Welcome aboard Han!
Congratulations to Amanda for winning the First place in Poster presentation at the Annual Retreat for Program in Developmental Biology, BCM.
Congratulations to Kenny on successfully defending his thesis.
Raisa Castro, an M.D./Ph.D. student joins the lab. Welcome Raisa!
Our paper showing (a) the constitutive (heterozygous) phospho-Dicer1 drives tumor progression and dissemination in mice and (b) phosphorylated Dicer1 correlates with invasive endometrioid tumors in women, was accepted in Cancer Research. Congratulations to Neeraj Aryal, Gigi Lozano and Paul Goodfellow (OHSU) our awesome collaborators for helping take a discovery made in worms to mouse models and human cancers.
Congratulations to Swathi for being elected to the Board of Directors of the Genetics of Society of America.
Paper accepted! Congratulations to Amanda and our team of collaborators Mike Tackett and Elnaz Atabaksh from Abcam on our latest study accepted for publication at Nature Communications. The study identifies a small repertoire of miRNAs that are expressed and functional in meiosis I oocytes. Amanda further finds that over half of these are generated even in the absence of Drosha activity, uncovering new layers of complexity in RNA landscape underlying oocyte development.
Paper accepted! Our collaborative paper on the role of constitutive Dicer phosphorylation in accelerating aging and metabolism in mice is accepted at PNAS! Congratulations to Neeraj Aryal and Gigi Lozano on this study and for being awesome collaborators.
Congratulations to Amanda on winning the second place for Platform talks at the Baylor Graduate Student Symposium!
Congratulations to Amanda for winning second place at the Platform presentations at the Genetics and Epigenetics Program Retreat!
Congratulations to Swathi and the lab for being awarded the NIGMS Equipment Supplement to purchase a Zeiss LSM 800 Confocal Microscope! Thank you NIGMS!!
New Grant! Swathi is awarded a one year Institutional Research Grant! Congratulations to the lab!
Congratulations to Jacob Ortega for passing his oral qualifying exam with flying colors.
Congratulations to Tokiko, Hyoe-Jin and Kenny on their latest discovery on the regulation of G1 in germline stem cells. Check out the paper published in the Development journal here.
Congratulations to Debabrata Das, Ph.D., for being awarded an AAISCR-Legacy Scholarship for attending the MBL course in Frontiers in Reproduction!
Congratulations to Amanda Gervaise for winning the "Best Platform Talk" at the Program in Developmental Biology Retreat, Baylor College of Medicine.
Congratulations to Debabrata Das, Ph.D., for being selected for the Frontiers in Reproduction course at the Marine Biological Labs.
Amanda presents her work in a platform talk at the Noncoding RNA: physiology, form and function.
Swathi is named the Faculty Educator of the Month!
Swathi Arur, Ph.D. winner of the MD Anderson Distinguished Research Faculty Mentoring Award! Arur, nominated by faculty, is the recipient of this prestigious award recognizing her dedication to mentoring.
Swathi Arur, Ph.D. selected as a Sabin Fellow! Arur, one of MD Anderson’s brightest young researchers, was selected as a member of the second annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows, a prestigious program established through the generosity of MD Anderson Board of Visitors member Andrew Sabin. The program encourages ingenuity, creativity, independent thinking and high-risk, high-impact research. Arur’s genetics research focuses on the interplay of RAS signaling and small RNA biogenesis enzymes in promoting tumor progression and metastasis.
Check out our latest review on the role of Insulin signaling in governing oocyte development and maturation from worms to human in Molecular Reproduction and Development.
Check out our latest collaborative paper in Nature Cell Biology with the Horvitz Lab on the role of insulin like signaling in regulating maternal germline and response to progeny stress!
Check out our latest paper in Methods in Molecular Biology. Discovering Functional ERK Substrates Regulating Caenorhabditis elegans Germline Development.
New paper! Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Active ERK in the C. elegans Germline 2016 Gervaise, A, Arur, S. Journal of Visualized Experiments.. Check out this paper on performing controlled and careful germ line dissections for obtaining reproducible active ERK patterns. Watch the accompanying video!
New grant! Congratulations to Swathi for being awarded the Anna Fuller Foundation Scholar Award.
Congratulations to Henry and Jessica! Our latest collaborative paper, with the Shvartsman group at Princeton University, describing a mathematical model on ERK activation dynamics in the C. elegans germ line is published in Biophysical Journal!
New Grant!!! Congratulations to the lab on getting a new three year CPRIT Award on Investigating the RAS/ERK Substrate Network!!
Check out our latest review in Worm on the context dependent regulation of Dicer activity during oocyte to embryo transition.
Caitlyn presented her beautiful summer internship research at the CPRIT Summer Scholars Poster Competition. Congratulations to Caitlyn on a very successful internship!
We had a great time showing high school students C. elegans, as part of GSBS Outreach! Each student got to take home their very own C. elegans!
Kenny wins the Genes and Development, Cookie Decorating Contest- yuhu!
Congratulations to Jessica for being named the Genetics Society of America Poster Winner at the 20th International C. elegans Meeting, held in UCLA from June 24-28th, 2015.
Congratulations to Jessica, for winning the best Talk award at the Genes and Development and Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis Joint Spring Retreat!
Congratulations to Jessica for being awarded the Dean's Excellence Scholarship for her graduate work!
Our paper on Dicer regulation by ERK was just picked as Editors Choice at Science Signaling!
Congratulations to the lab and our wonderful collaborators on unraveling the impact of ERK mediated phosphorylation on Dicer function, published in developmental cell, with an accompanying commentary.
Our article has been recommended by the Faculty of 1000, check it out. F1000 Prime Recommended
Congratulations to Kin Suen and John Ladbury, on Kin’s successful defense! Congratulations Dr. Suen.
Congratulations to Dr. Swathi Arur for being awarded the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant.
Our paper describing the detailed protocol for generation of antibodies that detect highly specific post-tranlationally modified proteins in vivo is now published in Nature Protocols.
Congratulations to Dr. Swathi Arur for the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Genes and Development Program.
Congratulations to Kenny for winning the Pre-candicacy Research Achievement Award from the Genes and Development Program.
Check this out! Our paper on the role of DAF-2 / insulin like signaling was uploaded today at the Developmental Cell website.