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Thursday
Oct302014

Ruth’s new ultraconserved elements paper just published in PLoS Genetics! 

Ruth, Chamith, and Ting, along with their collaborator Amnon Koren just published a new paper describing how the copy number, or dosage, of UCEs can change between healthy, cancer, and iPS cells.  You can find it published here in Plos Genetics!

 


Wednesday
Oct222014

Welcome Kwasi, our newest postdoc!

Kwasi (Andrews Agbleke) is our newest postdoc/pioneer, and he has been tasked with developing new imaging technologies to help us visualize the genome in its dynamic and intricate glory!  Let us all welcome him and wish him luck!

Tuesday
Oct072014

Welcome, Kaia!

Our newest rotation student, Kaia Mattioli, joins us from the BBS PhD program to combine bioinformatics, FISH analyses, and some population genetics to study ultraconserved element function.

Tuesday
Jul292014

Ruth presents at the "Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology" FASEB Conference!

Ruth gave a well-recieved talk on ‘Ultraconserved Elements and Copy Number Variation' the FASEB conference on Dynamic DNA Structures in Biology at Itasca, IL last week. Highlights of the conference included Houra Merrikh (University of Washington, USA) discussing bacterial genome evolution, and Yamuna Krishnan (National Centre for Biological Sciences, India) giving a scintillating presentation on ‘Synthetic DNA devices in living systems’.

Tuesday
Jul152014

Roxana Tarnita - a pioneer-in-training!

We said goodbye to our newest rotation student, Roxana Tarnita, with a lunch at Sweet Cheeks Barbecue, after her closing lab meeting presentation on ‘UCEs and Pairing’. We hope very much to welcome her back as a full lab member but wish her luck in her PhD wherever it takes her!

Thursday
Jun052014

Jelena was awarded the EMBO Long-Term Fellowship!

With her postdoctoral research proposal to investigate chromosome organization during fly development, Jelena was awarded the EMBO Long-Term Fellowship. The Wu lab is very proud of this great accomplishment!

 

Tuesday
Nov122013

As one pioneer leaves, three others join!

Fred Bantignies will be sorely missed.  His passion for chromosome organization was inspiring, and his personality was infectious.  But while France has taken him from us, we have hired three others to fill the gap he has left in our lab and our hearts.

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Thursday
Jul182013

Ruth’s selected talk at the Gordon Human Genetics and Genomics talk attracts interest

Ruth’s selected abstract talk on ‘Ultraconserved Elements and Copy Number Variation’ at the Gordon Conference in Human Genetics and Genomics at Bryant University on July 8th was very well received, with discussions on Ultraconservation continuing throughout the meeting, and new collaborations formed.

Monday
Dec102012

Brian's paper on Oligopaints has been published in PNAS!

Led by Brian Beliveau, the pioneering work on Oligopaints has been published in PNAS.  Much like how a torch provides light for explorers traversing the wilderness, Oligopaints has been designed to illuminate the genome by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).

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Sunday
Sep302012

Frederic Bantignies joins the Wu lab!

The path of the pioneer is treacherous at best, further complicated by our doubts clouding our minds and leading us astray.  But now that cloud has lifted, and in its stead is the wisdom of Polycomb, imparted unto us by a sage from faraway lands, Frederic Bantignies. 

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