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Dr. Ruth McCole presented her exciting work on ultraconserved elements to the Department!

Ruth, who is the head of the bioinformatics wing of the Wu lab, gave a revealing talk on the enigma that is ultraconserved elements, or UCEs, for the Genetics Department.    

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Eric's paper on using high-throughput FISH to screen for pairing factors is being published in Plos Genetics (2012, vol. 8, issue 5)!

"Gonna fly now...flying high now...gonna fly, fly, fly!!!"

Eric has completed a massive undertaking in identifying factors that either promote or antagonize pairing factors by using RNAi screening combined with high-throughput FISH.  It has been published in Plos Genetics (2012, vol. 8, issue 5), click here for the article! 



Eric presented his screen for pairing factors to the Genetics Department! (May 19th)

Armed with the data from his newly pubished Plos Genetics paper, Eric presented to the Genetics Department and fielded questions with amazing calm and collectiveness. Judging by the response, the department was surely impressed by the scientific rigor that Eric displayed through his research.


Mohammed Hannan joins the lab (May 7th)!

We would like to welcome Mohammed Hannan to the the Wu Lab. He will provide the lab with much needed technical assistance as we expand our research efforts!


Katherine completes her internship with a stunning lab meeting (May 4th)

Katherine Chen has concluded her six-week internship and surprised the lab with a wealth of data! Sadly for us, she is returning to UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and we wish her the best with the rest of her medical education.


Marnie, Lauren, Dana, and Ting present to educators at the Genomes Environments Traits (GET) Conference (April 24-25th)

Marnie, Lauren, Dana, and Ting brought nearly 40 educators from around the nation and beyond to Boston on April 24th-25th to participate in pgEd's educational GETed sessions of the Genomes Environments Traits (GET) Conference of the Personal Genome Project (PGP).


Brian presents his OligoPaints technology to the Genetics Department!

Brian delivered an impressive presentation on his OligoPaints project, and he has clearly inspired fellow scientists in the audience to use his technology for their own research. We can only imagine how the rest of the scientific field will benefit from Brian's hard work. Good job Brian!


Katherine Chen, a UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School student, starts her 6-week internship in the Wu Lab! 

We are pleased to have Katherine fulfill a six-week intership in our lab. She comes with research experience during her undergraduate career at Rutgers, as well as a fresh perspective for potentially advancing our research towards more translational purposes.


Eric presents a Platform talk at the 54th Annual Drosophila Conference (March 9th)

Eric was selected by the program coordinators of the 54th Annual Drosophila Conference to present his talked titled "A FISH-based RNAi screen identifies genes involved in somatic homolog pairing of heterochromatic regions".  He will be presenting at the "Cell Cycle and Cell Death" platform session.


Brian has won a poster award at the MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference (Feb 24th)!

Congratulations to Brian for getting an award for his poster titled "Oligopaints - developing high-resolution, low-cost chromosome paints".  Earning this award is a clear testament by judges at the MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference that Brian's project will have an impact on the scientific community.