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Celebrating our Postdocs

National Postdoc Appreciation Week: September 21-25, 2020

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Paurav Desai  |  Pazour Lab

In our first edition of the Postdoc Spotlight Series, we celebrate Dr. Paurav Desai’s work with the Pazour Lab. We are delighted to feature the paper, “Ubiquitin links smoothened to intraflagellar transport to regulate Hedgehog signaling”, published in Journal of Cell Biology. 

In this article, Paurav and his co-authors, describe the molecular mechanisms regulating Hedgehog signaling. Hedgehog signaling plays a fundamental role in development and homeostasis. Its improper functioning leads to multiple disorders that cause various developmental defects and basal cell carcinoma.
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Hung-Lun Hsu  |  Gao Lab

In our first edition of the Postdoc Spotlight Series, we celebrate Dr. Hung-Lun Hsu's work with the Gao Lab. We are delighted to feature the paper, "Structural characterization of a novel human adeno-associated virus capsid with neurotropic properties," published in Nature Communications. In this article, Hung-Lun and his co-authors, describe a novel Recombinant adeno-associated virus capsid, identified in a human clinical sample by high-throughput, long-read sequencing. Their findings underscore the potential of the recombinant adenovirus capsid as a gene therapy vector. 
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Daniel O'Reilly  |  Khvorova Lab

In our first edition of the Postdoc Spotlight Series, we celebrate Dr. Daniel O'Reilly's work with the Khvorova Lab and his fellowship award from the Hereditary Disease Foundation towards his research, "Investiagting the role of different HTT mRNA isoforms in Huntington's Disease progression."

Dan investigates mechanisms underlying Huntgington's Disease, and seeks to develop oligonucleotides (siRNA) as potential treatments for rare diseases. 
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Sneha Shah  |  Richter Lab

In our first edition of the Postdoc Spotlight Series, we celebrate Dr. Sneha Shah’s work with the Richter Lab. We are delighted to feature the paper, “FMRP Control of Ribosome Translocation Promotes Chromatin Modifications and Alternative Splicing of Neuronal Genes Linked to Autism”, published in Cell Reports.

In this article, Sneha and her co-authors, report the molecular defects associated with Fmr1 gene, implicated in the Fragile X syndrome (FXS). An improved understanding of FXS will eventually be helpful in treating intellectual disabilities.
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