Monthly archives for December, 2015

Possible trigger of multiple sclerosis discovered –

Possible trigger of multiple sclerosis discovered –

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A new study by GGSB faculty member, Brian Popko PhD, finds the death of a specific class of brain cells triggers one of the hallmarks of multiple sclerosis

Barry Aprison named 2015 AAAS fellow –

Barry Aprison named 2015 AAAS fellow –

uch_045605-1Barry Aprison, PhD, a senior lecturer in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division and education and outreach director for the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology has been named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Chai Bandlamudi Thesis Defense

Chai Bandlamudi Thesis Defense

Chai Bandlamudi (Kevin White Lab) successfully defended his thesis on December 10, 2015- “Discovery and characterization of novel somatic and widespread inherited polymorphic fusion genes in humans”

Congratulations Chai!

Bryce Van de Geijn Thesis Defense

Bryce Van de Geijn Thesis Defense

IMG_4488Bryce van de Geijin (Jonathan Pritchard Lab) successfully defended his thesis on November 20, 2015  – “Genomic tools for robust quantitative trait locus discovery and interpretation.”   Bryce has accepted a Postdoctoral position at Harvard University and will be working in the Alkes Price lab. Congratulations Bryce!