Congratulations Dr. Cederquist!

These past few months have gone by in a flurry. Carly successfully defended her thesis back in March, won the 2017 Russek Day Award in April and is now getting ready to leave us…. it’s a bittersweet moment…. the lab will feel quite empty starting next week, but we are also very proud of her and everything she accomplished!!

So congratulations Dr. Cederquist and good luck for everything to come!!IMG_0213

Prime time for GPS2 on The 60 Second Metabolist

Watch Valentina and Carly discussing our most recent findings about the role of GPS2 in the insulin signaling pathway at


Last news feed for 2016: GPS2-mediated inhibition of Ubc13 is essential for proper B cell development

Congratulations to Claudia and all her collaborators! Their work characterizing  GPS2 knock-out in B cells is now in press at JBC:

A novel player in the insulin signaling pathway reported in Molecular Metabolism

Congratulations to Carly and all her co-authors for the exciting discovery of a novel player in the insulin signaling pathway now in press at Molecular Metabolism ( Dissecting the phenotype of GPS2 adipo-specific KO mice has been a long and painful process but the hard work has paid off! Not only a few more tiles have been added to the jigsaw puzzle of GPS2 cellular functions, but this work has revealed an unexpected layer of regulation of the insulin signaling pathway.

New name, new website… same good science

Check out the brand new website of the newly renamed Department of Biochemistry, Cell Biology & Genomics at

Russek Day Student Achievement Award to Carly

Many congratulations to Carly who has been awarded the third prize for this year Russek Day Student Achievement Award!

Join us on Friday, May 6th in Hiebert Lounge to see her poster and participate to the Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Day 2016.  

Welcome Joey!

We are very happy to welcome Joey Orofino, from the PiBS Graduate program, to the lab. Looking forward to many fun discoveries together!

Congratulations to Carly for a well-deserved F31 award!

Kudos to our grad student Carly who has just been awarded a prestigious Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral fellowship from NIH/NIDDK to study the role of GPS2 in regulating inflammation and lipid metabolism in the adipose tissue. Stay tuned, great discoveries will come….

Welcome to Olivia and Greta!

And finally they are both with us!! A warm welcome to the two youngest members of the lab: Olivia was born on August 16 and Greta on October 3. Two bundles of cuteness, baby fat and lots of hair!! We wish to them and to their moms and dads many days full of joy and many nights of sound sleep! 😉

JBC paper is online!

Congratulations to Jiawen, Dafne and Holly for their paper on the regulation of GPS2 stability now accepted for publication in JBC: