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.
Lauren Gawey came to the lab through the Fleming scholar program this summer. She learned a lot, FAST, and generated some interesting data. It as great to have her around, and we all enjoyed her company and enthusiasm. Now she’s off to Italy for an exciting semester abroad. I’m sure she’ll miss us!
We all knew she could do it! Dawn passed her qualifier on the first try, and is now excited to get back to the bench full time. Congrats on a job well done, Dawn.
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!
Rebecca Smith will finish her second rotation in the Rankin lab. Welcome aboard Rebecca!
The Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research has generously awarded the Rankin lab funding to continue our work on nuclear structure and reprogramming. Thank you OCASCR! We will put it good use in the new year.