Today is Jane’s last day in the Rankin lab. She joined the lab in 2007, and was instrumental in getting the egg extract system up and running in the lab. We wish her the very best in her new endeavors. She will be missed!
Our work on the Wapl protein, done in collaboration with Hongtao Yu’s lab, is now officially “in press” in PNAS. Details will be added to our publications page when they become available. Our contribution was to perform functional analyses of mutant Wapl proteins using the egg extract system. The mutations were designed based on very elegant structure/function analysis of the human Wapl protein done by Hongtao’s lab.
Today we welcome our new post-doctoral fellow, Saili Moghe. She comes to us from Nebraska, where she worked on cell cycle control by cullin proteins. In the Rankin lab she will be tackling the Xenopus system, using it to study cell cycle control of cohesion. Welcome aboard, Saili!
Reem Alomer, a graduate student, has joined the group. She will be finishing her PhD work in the Rankin lab. Glad you’re here, Reem!