Congratulations to summer student, Fernando Melara Barahon, for winning a presentation award at ABRCMS 2022 conference.
Congratulations Natalie on publishing her work “Actomyosin-based Tissue Folding Requires a Multicellular Myosin Gradient” in Development. Natalie discovered that a tissue-wide gradient in transcription and resulting contractility is necessary to fold a tissue. We had fun collaborating with Pearson Miller and the Dunkel Lab on this project.
Congratulations to postdoc, Soline Chanet, for being awarded an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship.
Congratulations Claudia on publishing her work “Drosophila Non-muscle Myosin II Motor Activity Determines the Rate of Tissue Folding” in eLife. Claudia demonstrated that myosin 2 motor activity sets the rate of apical constriction and tissue folding, showing that myosin 2 is the motor that drives these processes. This work was the result of a great collaboration with James Sellers’ lab at the National Institutes of Health.
Mingmar joined us this summer from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as our new Technical Associate, welcome!
Congratulations to Dr. Hannah Yevick for being awarded a prestigious NIH fellowship.
Juana De La O comes to us from the University of Chicago and the MIT Biology PhD program.