A new paper on an epigenomic regulation of synaptic activity came out!!!
Due to lack of the staff, we will be closing for NGS library prep services during summer 2018, likely starting from mid June. Sorry for any inconveniences. Sequencing only services should be still available over summer if you submit ready-made NGS libraries. In the meantime (or anytime!), the Genomics Core at University Park campus will be available taking your NGS library prep services. Please let me know if you are interested in this option. Once the new hires are here and get trained, we plan to re-open the library prep services in fall. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you! -Yuka
My graduate student, Shauna, will be presenting her work at Neuroscience Student Seminar on Thursday (May 24)!
The seminar is entitled ““Neuronal Enriched Exosomal miRNA Biomarkers in Parkinson’s Disease”
Good luck, Shauna, you can do it!!!
It’s such an honor to receive an Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2018, from Penn State College of Medicine!!!
Thank you for all of my collaborators and students!!!
- Wu X, Gowda NM, Kawasawa YI, Gowda DC. A malaria protein factor induces IL-4 production by dendritic cells via PI3K-Akt-NF-κB signaling independent of MyD88/TRIF and promotes Th2 response. J Biol Chem. 2018 Apr 17. pii:jbc.AC118.001720. doi: 10.1074/jbc.AC118.001720. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29666186.
- Salzberg, A. C.; Hu, J.; Conroy, E. J.; Cladel, N. M.; Brucklacher, R. B.; Bixler, G. B.; Imamura Kawasawa, Y. Effects of duplicated mapped read PCR artifacts on RNA-seq differential expression analysis based on qRNA-seq. bioRxiv 2018 Apr 13. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/301259
A skin microbiome paper is out from Amanda Nelson’s team! Congrats!!!
Hall JB, Cong Z, Imamura-Kawasawa Y, Kidd BA, Dudley JT, Thiboutot DM, Nelson AM. Isolation and Identification of the Follicular Microbiome: Implications for Acne Research. J Invest Dermatol. 2018 Mar 13. pii: S0022-202X(18)30224-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2018.02.038. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29548797.
For users that have been using HiSeq2500, Illumina announced its discontinuation in 5 years and we will be gradually switching projects to NovaSeq6000. The new submission form is just made available for you from below link (for internal users only, external users: please inquire Yuka).
Please stay safe, everyone!
NEW on 3/22/18: we will be broadcasting Dr. Shinoka’s seminar by Zoom!
Join URL: https://psu.zoom.us/j/955257613
Quoting original invitation from Irina (SCRBP’s organizer)…
We are pleased to announce our next speaker, Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka, a pediatric thoracic and cardiac surgeon who works in the field of regenerative medicine.
Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka is a Professor of Surgery and a Co-Director of Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Program at the Heart Center of Nationwide Children’s Hospital located in Columbus, Ohio.
The title of Dr. Shinoka’s presentation is “History and Current Status of Vascular Tissue Engineering in Pediatric Heart Surgery”. The lecture will take place on Friday, March 23, at noon, room C3621.
Dr. Shinoka’s research interests are focused on developing the vascular grafts that have the ability to grow and remodel. These grafts are composed of a woven fabric and seeded with autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells. Dr. Shinoka and colleagues were among the first scientists who begun a human clinical trial evaluating vascular grafts in patients with a univentricular physiology. In his lecture, Dr. Shinoka will review the long-term results of patients who underwent implantation of tissue-engineered vascular grafts and discuss the feasibility of tissue-engineered vascular grafts in pediatric cardiovascular surgery.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Shinoka is my long time friend from Yale University. He is not only an extraordinary cardiothoratic surgeon, but also runs groundbreaking research in the field of vascular tissue engineering. Thank you sooooooooo much, Irina, SCRBP, JFDP (Junior Faculty Development Program) and Four Diamonds to support this super exciting event! Can’t wait to see you at the seminar!!!
(from below two videos you can see how Dr. Shinoka and his team are contributing/changing/touching our lives!)