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Zoe Cosner presents at the SUS Symposium

Zoe Cosner presents at the SUS Symposium

Zoe Cosner is an University of Miami undergraduate performing research in our laboratory with the support of the College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Minorities & Women (CAS) program. She has been working directly under the mentorship of Dr. Flavia Fontanesi, a Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. On […]

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Manuscript published in Cell reports by Ya-Ting Tu

Manuscript published in Cell reports by Ya-Ting Tu

The manuscript entitled “The Human Mitochondrial DEAD-Box Protein DDX28 Resides in RNA Granules and Functions in Mitoribosome Assembly” by Ya-Ting Tu and Antoni Barrientos will be published in Cell Reports online on Feb 12 and on paper on Feb 17, 2015.

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Andrea Lynema presents a poster at the Neuroscience Research Day

Andrea Lynema presents a poster at the Neuroscience Research Day

Hosted by UM’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, the 23rd Annual Neuroscience Research Day took place on Friday, November 7 to showcase and promote neuroscience in South Florida and provide a venue for current and future neuroscientists to share ideas and develop networking opportunities. Andrea is a student from the Neuroscience graduate program and presented a poster […]

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Manuscript Publication in <em>The FASEB Journal</em> by Dr Jingjing Liu.

Manuscript Publication in The FASEB Journal by Dr Jingjing Liu.

A mitochondrial CO2-adenylyl cyclase-cAMP signalosome controls yeast normoxic cytochrome c oxidase activity” by Ken C. Hess, Jingjing Liu J, Manfredi G, Mühlschlegel FA, Buck J, Levin LR and Antoni Barrientos. Dr Jingjing Liu obtained her PhD in the lab in 2013 and is currently following postdoctoral training at Duke University. Mitochondria respond to changes in […]

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Manuscript Publication in <em>Human Molecular Genetics</em> by Dr. Myriam Bourens

Manuscript Publication in Human Molecular Genetics by Dr. Myriam Bourens

“Human COX20 cooperates with SCO1 and SCO2 to mature COX2 and promote the assembly of cytochrome c oxidase” by Myriam Bourens, Boulet A, Leary SC, and Antoni Barrientos. We have used small interference RNA and transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) technology to create knockdown and knockout human cell lines, respectively, to study the function of […]

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Dr. Iliana Soto, Dr. Myriam Bourens and Dr. Antoni Barrientos presented posters at the Euromit meeting in Tempere (Finland)

Dr. Iliana Soto, Dr. Myriam Bourens and Dr. Antoni Barrientos presented posters at the Euromit meeting in Tempere (Finland)

The posters presented highlighted our research on the assembly of mitochondrial respiratory chain enzymes and biogenesis of the mitochondrial ribosomes in yeast and human cells.

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Dr. Flavia Fontanesi receives The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Stanley J. Glaser Research Award, which honors Miller School’s Rising Stars

Dr. Flavia Fontanesi receives The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Stanley J. Glaser Research Award, which honors Miller School’s Rising Stars

The Stanley J. Glaser Foundation Research Awards are intended to provide seed dollars for young investigators and position them to compete successfully for major federal grants.

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Dr. Flavia Fontanesi receives a Research Grant from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Dr. Flavia Fontanesi receives a Research Grant from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Dr. Fontanesi has received a 4-year grant to study the assembly of mitochondrial respiratory chain enzymes in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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Dasmanthie De Silva receives an extension of her Pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Dasmanthie De Silva receives an extension of her Pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Following two years of work, Dasmanthie has obtained a 3rd-year renewal of her fellowship to study the role of the DEAD box helicase Mrh4 in mitoribosome assembly.

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New NIH RO1 grant awarded to Dr. Antoni Barrientos

New NIH RO1 grant awarded to Dr. Antoni Barrientos

This is a multiple PI grant, in which Dr. Barrientos and Dr. Cristina Ugalde (Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain) join forces to study the assembly pathway of mitochondrial respirasomes.

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Manuscript published in <em>Cell Metabolism</em> by Dasmanthie De Silva and Flavia Fontanesi and Antoni Barrientos

Manuscript published in Cell Metabolism by Dasmanthie De Silva and Flavia Fontanesi and Antoni Barrientos

“The DEAD box protein Mrh4 functions in the assembly of the mitochondrial large ribosomal subunit” by Dasmanthie De Silva, Flavia Fontanesi and Antoni Barrientos. Mitochondria contain their own ribosomes, which specialize in the synthesis of a handful of proteins required for oxidative phosphorylation. The pathway of mitoribosomal biogenesis and factors involved are poorly characterized. Here, […]

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