New name, new website… same good science

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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:

Dafne becomes an Instructor in the Biochemistry Department

Our heartfelt congratulations to one of the founding members of the lab and cheers to a long-lasting collaboration in trying to unravel the mysteries of GPS2 actions!!

See the Department webpage for a spotlight on Dafne’s recent promotion to Instructor:


Holly receives the Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Award

Many congratulations again to Holly! Even though it comes to us as no surprise considering the amazing thesis defense, she deserves lots of compliments for being presented the Undergraduate Research Symposium Presentation Award by the Department of Chemistry.

First Master student graduating from the lab: congratulations Jiawen!

Jiawen Huang has graduated with flying colors from the Master Program in Nutrition and Metabolism! Congrats!!


Brava Holly!

Congratulations to Holly Johnson for successfully defending her Honors Thesis last week. We are very happy that before moving to the next adventure she has decided to spend the summer with us!