Lab News and Views

We are excited to share Rafael’s work on the role of mitochondrial fusion in stem cell maintenance, published in Nature Cell Biology! Congrats Rafa!
We welcome Nick to the lab and congratulate him on being appointed to the Cellular and Molecular Biology T32 Training Program!
Congratulations to our undergraduates, Mateo and Nathan, for their summer research awards! Mateo received the COMPASS Life Sciences Dean’s Award and Nathan was accepted to the CARE Fellows Program.
Emma and Joanna were awarded the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Scholarship for their strong commitment to research.
Rachel and Jordan join the Jones Lab to complete their thesis projects and are both awarded the Cellular and Molecular Biology Training Grant!
Sophie successfully defended her thesis titled “Molecular differences between human small intestine and colon stem and progenitor cells.” Congratulations Dr. Lewis!
Several of our undergraduate alumni are beginning their exciting next chapters: Bradley is starting medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Alex is starting graduate school at MIT, and Fernando accepted a position as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow with the US Forest Service. We wish all you the best of luck!
Chris Koehler’s work (2017) was included in a JCB collection titled “Stem Cells and Development.” The collection consists of recently published, highly read JCB papers investigating morphogenesis, pluripotency and reprogramming, as well as stem cell function during adulthood, aging, and in diseases such as cancer.
Our undergraduate researchers have been featured in a DailyBruin article titled “Growing with Guidance” about mentorship on campus.
Chris’ work “Pink1 and Parkin regulate Drosophila intestinal stem cell proliferation during stress and aging” was featured in a collection of JCB papers highlighting new findings in mitochondrial biology and autophagy. An image from his paper was used to spotlight the series!

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