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DJ Speed awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

03/08/2021

DJ Speed has been named an HHMI Gilliam Fellow. He is a member of Jean Greenberg's lab.

Meike Lobb-Rabe awarded Ruth L Kirchstein National Research Award

03/08/2021

Meike Lobb-Rabe has been selected for the Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Award. Her advisor is Robert Carrillo

Meghan O'Connell awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

03/08/2021

Meghan O'Connell was named an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. She is a member of David Kovar's lab. 

Julia Meng awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

03/08/2021

Julia Meng was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Julia is a member of Ellie Heckscher's lab. 

Cody Hernandez awarded HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study

03/08/2021

Cody Hernandez (Cell and Molecular Biology) has been named an HHMI Gilliam Fellow. He is a member of Jon Staley's lab. 

Jonathan Hall awarded American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship

03/08/2021

Jonathan Hall has (Cell and Molecular Biology) has been awarded the American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship. His advisor is Alex Ruthenburg

Temporal transcription factors determine circuit membership by permanently altering motor neuron-to-muscle synaptic partnerships

10/12/2020

How circuit wiring is specified is a key question in developmental neurobiology. Previously, using the Drosophila motor system as a model, Meng and colleagues found the classic temporal transcription factor Hunchback acts in NB7-1 neuronal stem cells to control the number of NB7-1 neuronal progeny form functional synapses on dorsal muscles (Meng et al., 2019). However, it is unknown to what extent control of motor neuron-to-muscle synaptic partnerships is a general feature of temporal transcription factors.

New faculty member Sampriti Mukherjee

10/12/2020

Sampriti Mukherjee has joined the Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology. The overarching goal of her lab is to understand how bacteria decode and integrate self-generated and environmentally-derived stimuli to control transitions between individual and collective behaviors.

Amanda Keplinger awarded NSF GRFP 2020

04/16/2020

Amanda Keplinger (Cell and Molecular Biology) has been named a 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). Her advisor is Alexander Ruthenburg.

BSD specific guidance on COVID-19

03/16/2020

The health, safety and well-being of our BSD community, on and off-campus, is our top priority.  We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed.  Information on BSD-specific resources can be found here. Also please continue to consult the University and University of Chicago Medicine guidance as appropriate.