Liam (on the right), a freshman in the lab, presented a poster on the expression dynamics of PHF21A at the UROP symposium. He also recently was awarded the Undergraduate-Alger Scholarship from the Program in Biology. Congratulations, Liam!
Christina submitted a photo of one of her dissections to the Rackham Graduate School's "Eye On Research" graduate student research photo contest, and was selected as the winner of the Natural Sciences division. Congrats, Christina! Check out all the winning photos here: http://www.research.umich.edu/photo-contest
Christina's work describes a novel mutation in KDM5C in a male with autism & intellectual disability. We found altered gene regulatory function, but not enzymatic activity or protein stability, by this mutation. This suggests KDM5C may have non-enzymatic roles in gene regulation. Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29670509