Larissa was awarded a three year NIH F32 postdoctoral fellowship award to start January 2024.
Sara’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the 2023 Eukaryotic mRNA Processing meeting
Janel’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the 2023 Annual Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF) Conference
Larissa won first place for her poster at the 2023 CAG Triplet Repeat Disorders Gordon Research Conference.
Larissa was given an award for the best talk from a postdoctoral fellow at the 2023 annual Pathology & Immunology Trainee Symposium.
Matt Penna’s paper on Limch1 alternative splicing function in skeletal muscle development was published in Life Sciences Alliance.
Janel Peterson was the winner of the 2023 Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Family Achievement Award in Genetics for the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics as a PhD student in the Genetics & Genomic Program.
Rong-Chi Hu was awarded a predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association starting Jan. 1, 2023.
Janel Peterson was awarded an NIH F31 predoctoral fellowship for her proposal to study the role of smooth muscle in myotonic dystrophy gastrointestinal disturbances starting Dec. 15, 2022.
Janel Peterson's extensive review titled “Clinical and molecular insights into gastrointestinal dysfunction in myotonic dystrophy types 1 & 2” was published in Int J Mol Sci 2022 Nov 26;23(23):14779.
Larissa Nitschke’s paper describing the mechanism by which loss of MBNL1 results in upregulation of MBNL2 was accepted in Nucleic Acids Research.
Matt Penna expertly defended his Ph.D. thesis and will return to medical school January 2023.
Dr. Cooper was awarded the Steinert Award for Excellence in Myotonic Dystrophy Basic Science Research at the 13th International Myotonic Dystrophy Consortium Meeting held in Osaka, Japan.