June 4, 2019---Kevin Wen, a sophomore at UVA, joined our lab as a summer student. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Science and Technology with a GPA of 4.2!

New Finding

Genetic screen reveals that Atg2-Atg18/Atg9, a protein complex with function to recruit autophagic membranes, plays a critical role in maintaining mitochondrial integrity and heart and muscle functions in Drosophila. (J Mol Cell Cardiol on Dec. 14, 2018)

New Member

Dr. Hannah Spaulding has recently received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Iowa State University with thesis research on muscular dystrophy. Welcome, Hannah!!

New Method

Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM) shows heterogeneous decay rate of the fluorescence in a C2C12 myoblast transfected with pmitoABKAR. a FRET reporter gene for mitoAMPK.

"上醫治未病 Superior doctors prevent the disease, mediocre doctors treat the disease before evident, inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease."-----Huangdi Neijing (2600 BCE) First Chinese Medical Text