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05-08-13 Liz publishes on eLife!
04-18-13 Joe wins fellowship!
Congratulations to Joe for winning a prestigious 3-year Jane Coffin Childs fellowship! (www.jccfund.org)
04-06-13 Congratulations Kurt
Congrats to Kurt for a beautifully written commentary in Nat Biotech on Beth Levine's autophagy paper.
02-08-13 Congratulations to Liz on her NRSA!
Congratulation to Liz Kirby, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, on being awarded the NIH's highly competitive and prestigious NRSA award.
TWCLab gets the Colbert bump!
Autophagy in neurodegeneration - Autophagy serves to catabolize long-lived proteins and remove aged or damaged cellular organelles inside cells. This “intracellular immune function” is still poorly understood but appears to be important in the cells’ response to stress and survival. We are studying the role of autophagy in neurodegeneration and mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on Beclin 1, a protein involved in the initiation of autophagy.