July 1, 2020

New PMB Co-Director - Hani Zaher

Thank you Petra for 6 years as co-program director!  And welcome to Hani Zaher as he becomes a co-program director.

June 4, 2020

Controlling Microtubule Stability

Former PMB student Chuanmei Zhu is a co-author

Ganguly A, Zhu C, Chen W, Dixit R (2020) FRA1 kinesin modulates the lateral stability of cortical microtubules through cellulose synthase-microtubule uncoupling protein.  Plant Cell (in press)

March 31, 2020

NSF Honorable Mentions

Ed Wilkinson (Strader lab) and incoming PMB students Alexander Liu & Edward Lopatto were honorable mentions in this year's NSF-GRFP competition.

December 18, 2019

Efficient Protein Synthesis

Erica Thomas (Zaher lab) is a co-author

Verra et al. (Nature Commun 10, 5774) reveal how early ribosomal elongation events control protein synthesis.

December 9, 2019

Activating Ribosome Quality Control

Leo Yan (Zaher lab) is first author on a Nature Communications paper

Chemically damaged mRNA trigger cellular quality control systems centered on the ribosome (Yan et al., 2019 Nature Commun 10, 5611)

November 22, 2019

2020 Howard A. Schneiderman Fellows

Vivian Kitainda (Jez lab) and Phillippa Tanford (EEPB, Penczykowski lab) receive Howard A. Schneiderman Graduate Fellowships.