We’re pleased to announce that we have a new story in press at PNAS. Reem and Eulália are co-first authors, but many others made critical contributions to this work. Thanks to everyone for all their efforts! The study improves our understanding of how chromosome structure is regulated in interphase, and it the basis for an exciting new set of experiments currently underway.
Good news! Our work done in collaboration with the Pezza lab here at OMRF and Philip Jordan at Johns Hopkins has been accepted for publication. In this work we demonstrate the striking localization of the cohesin regulator Sororin on synapsed meiotic chromosomes. I’ll post some images here soon.
Lots has happened and we’re not up to date! Kasia finished her work in the lab and returned to Poland to defend her Masters thesis this past summer. Good news for us, though. She is matriculated in the GPiBS graduate program at OUHSC and will stay in Oklahoma City. Congratulations to Kasia and a heartfelt thanks for all her work for the Rankin lab. Good luck in graduate school Kasia!
Jared is back for the summer after a great year in Germany. Nice to have him back!
We welcome two summer students to the Rankin lab this year. Katie McDonald is a student at the Oklahoma School for Science and Math. She will be characterizing cohesion phenotypes. Kimberlea Harlow is participating in the Fleming Scholars program. She will be working on chromosome condensation. We’re glad they’re both here. It should be a great summer!