Congratulations to Dr. Kate Mulligan
for being voted Medical Student Year 1 Professor of the Year (2012-13). This is the second consecutive year that she has been so honored by the first year class.
Dr. Andy Farr was also recognized with an Honorable Mention.
Dr. Mo Li has been appointed an Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Liquo Wang, effective Jan. 1.
Dr. Zhihong Cheng has been appointed Acting Instructor in the lab of Dr. Wenqing Xu effective Jan. 1.
New Grant Awarded:
Wenqing Xu has been awarded a grant from the DOD (Department of Defense) entitled "3D Structure of TSC1". Tuberous
sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multi-system genetic disease that causes tumors to grow in the brain and other vital organs. With recently obtained high-quality TSC1
crystals, this project will study TSC1 more closely to determine how disease-associated mutations may lead to Tuberous Sclerosis and ultimately to new ideas for
(Post Doc; Rachel Wong's lab) has been awarded a new K99 grant entitled "Structure, function, and adaptability of parallel pathways in mammalian retina". The long-term goal of the work is to understand how visual information is processed in the retina at the cone-to-cone bipolar synapse, and how this is affected by disease..