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 are very pleased to welcome Daria Klusa, who joins the lab as part of the Fullbright Poska program. Daria will be learning how to use egg extracts to study mechanisms of cohesion establishment and maintenance. Welcome aboard Daria!
I’m very pleased to announce that Dawn has received a scholarship from the Patricia H. and J. Donald Capra Scholarship Fund. This is particularly poignant for me because Don was such a strong early supporter of my lab. His enthusiasm and support live on in this scholarship, and we are so appreciative. CONGRATULATIONS, DAWN! (all caps, just the way Don would have said it!)
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!