August 2022: Invited as a Faculty Honoree in Education & Mentorship Advancement at the 2022 MD Anderson President’s Recognition of Faculty Excellence event.
June 2022: Congratulations to Majo for receiving the Larry Deaven Ph.D. Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences, recognizing "research that holds unusual promise for future innovation"!
June 2022: Honored to receive the Paul E. Darlington Mentor Award, for doing what I enjoy and find meaningful.
June 2022: Congratulations to Belinda and Margo for their detailed cellular analysis of lung viral infection published in the red journal, years after both left the lab!
June 2022: Congratulations Kamryn for being selected for a travel award to attend the Society for Developmental Biology annual meeting!
June 2022: Congratulations Annie for being invited to give a talk at the GRS, and GRC (!), on tissue stem cells!
May 2022: Welcome Richa, a new PhD student, to the lab to set up a platform for functional genomics in vivo!
April 2022: Congratulations to Annie for receiving a comfortably fundable score on her F31 on AT2 cells during viral lung repair and regeneration!
March 2022: Congratulations to Dalia for passing her candidacy exam unconditionally! She is now well-prepared to tackle AT2 cell fate determination.
March 2022: Odemaris's ductal VS alveolar myofibroblasts paper is online in Development and, on the same day, she is matched for her first choice of residency; congratulations!
January 2022: Congratulations to Celine for being named as a Dr. John J. Kopchick Fellow; the award is for both personal and lab use ($7,500 each; renewable for an additional year)!
October 2021: Celine won 2nd place in poster presentation at G&E retreat, AND an Outstanding Poster Award at NAVBO 2021!
October 2021: Vanja, a UT-GSBS alumnus, joins the lab, accelerating our adventure into lung evolution!
September 2021: Congratulations to Belinda, a former lab member, receives an F31 as a graduate student at Duke!
September 2021: Danielle's paper on epigenetic basis of binary cell fate choice won DoIM Distinguished Paper Award!
July 2021: Welcome Majo to the lab to unveil how nature's chisel - apoptosis - creates art.
June 2021: Congratulations to Celine for winning the second place in the GSRD post-candidacy oral presentation competition!
June 2021: Welcome to our summer student Andres, restarting our MDA-Monterrey summer program after the pandemic year of 2020.
June 2021: Welcome to the lab, Jonathan! We hope to prepare you for medical school, graduate school, or both.
June 2021: Welcome Kamryn back to the lab; it will be a fun journey of demystifying lung evolution!
May 2021: Honored to receive the 2021 GSBS John P. McGovern Award for Outstanding Teaching, nominated and selected by our students.
May 2021: Congratulations to Annie for being a finalist in the Baylor 3-minute thesis competition - creative analogies of first responders and flowering!
May 2021: A warm welcome to Maria Jose (Majo) to rotate with us this summer. A lucky start in validating a mouse model two years in the making!
April 2021: Lisandra and Celine's book chapter is published in an European Respiratory Society monograph!
April 2021: Vera is invited to give a talk at the Vermont lung conference in July, and will describe her toolbox to study subcellular structures in native tissues!
April 2021: Odemaris successfully defends her PhD thesis, finishing her F31 one year ahead of schedule, and will return to her last year of MD training this summer! We will miss your optimism, energy, and laughter.
April 2021: Celine passes her candidacy unconditionally - only a first-author paper between now and her PhD!
April 2021: Margo gets a job offer by setting a goal and forging a path toward it. Congratulations, Margo!
March 2021: Honored to be one of the hooders at the May commencement. Expect to graduate 3 Ph.D. candidates: Margo, Danielle and Odemaris.
March 2021: Danielle's paper on the epigenetic control of lung alveolar cell fates by NKX2-1 is accepted at Nature Communications! What a way to begin your postdoctoral training at St Jude.
March 2021: Kamryn, a former research assistant and now a first-year Baylor student, awarded an honorable mention for NSF GRFP with two Excellent reviews!
February 2021: Lisandra (pictured) receives a K99 - on her way to independence!