Our graduate student Yoel Sitbon successfully passed his Qualifying Exam on 01/25/2018 untitled: “Effect of Mutations in Myosin Essential Light Chains (ELC) on the Development of Pathological vs. Physiological Cardiac Hypertrophy”. More specifically, his project will be based on the two following aims: Specific aim 1: Morphological and contractile phenotypes and myosin motor function in heart […]
Jacob Rowe, first year graduate PIBS student gave his rotation symposium talk today! His project focused on two different mutations in the Essential Light Chain of myosin (A57G and D43) and how each modulate the Super Relaxed State (SRX) of myosin. Thank you for all the help and we hope you enjoyed your time in […]
Yoel’s research will focus on Essential Light Chain (ELC) mutations that lead to cardiomyopathy via changes in ELC structure, and the ability of myosin to effectively interact with actin, ultimately leading to dysregulated cardiac muscle contraction. He will also be studying how mutations in ELC regulate the Super-Relaxed State of myosin and will additionally look […]
Congratulation to Chen-Ching (Vicky) on passing her sufficiency exam today. Vicky delivered a nice seminar to the entire department on October 25th at 1 PM and then presented her thesis work for the committee members. After some discussion, lots of questions and answers the committee accepted her experimental part of the dissertation as sufficient for the […]
Molecular and Functional Effects of a Splice Site Mutation in the MYL2 Gene Associated with Cardioskeletal Myopathy and Early Cardiac Death in Infants
Congrats to Cindy on her first first-author article in the Szczesna-Cordary Lab! The full article can be read by clicking on the link below: Molecular and Functional Effects of a Splice Site Mutation in the MYL2 Gene Associated with Cardioskeletal Myopathy and Early Cardiac Death in Infants
Structural studies on transgenic mouse papillary and soleus muscle fibers using small angle X-ray diffraction at BioCAT 18ID (Beamtime April 15-April 19, 2016). Click the title for pictures.
Our new website (this one!!) is now online! 🙂