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Dr. Antoni Barrientos Receives Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from NIH

Dr. Antoni Barrientos Receives Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from NIH

Antoni Barrientos, Ph.D., professor of neurology, has received a highly prestigious Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), or R35 award, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The five-year grant, totaling more than $4.5 million, consolidates three RO1 awards and gives Barrientos the status of “NIH investigator.” […]

Andrea published a paper in Microbial Cell in collaboration with Dr. Grace R. Zhai

Andrea published a paper in Microbial Cell in collaboration with Dr. Grace R. Zhai

We used yeast and fly models of polyglutamine diseases to study how enhancement  of mitochondrial function affords suppression of polyglutamine-induced cytotoxicity in the context of stress and aging.

Dasmanthie and Ya-Ting graduated

Dasmanthie and Ya-Ting graduated

Dasmanthie De Silva graduated in December 2015 and Ya-Ting Tu in March 2016. They are now following postdoctoral training at Berkley and Stanford, respectively.

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