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2019

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Diana¹s abstract was selected for a platform presentation at the Eukaryotic mRNA Processing Meeting at Cold Spring Harbor August 2019.

Abstracts submitted by Diana, Paul, Ashish were selected for talks at the biannual IDMC12 meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden and Paul won award for best talk.

Paul won best poster award at the 2019 IMBS graduate program annual retreat.

Diana Cox was awarded a three-year predoctoral F31 NRSA fellowship from the NIH to starting in 2018 through 2021.

Diana won first place for the 3MT Three Minute Thesis competition sponsored by Queensland University, February 2019.

Ginny Morriss accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. starting July 2019.

Ashish, Paul and Diana will all be presenting their submitted abstracts all selected for oral presentations at the biennial international Myotonic Dystrophy meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden June, 2019

Paul defended his Ph.D. thesis May 24, 2019 and will be moving to Stanford University for his postdoctoral training in the lab of Dr. Joseph Wu.

Ph.D. students Matt Penna (MSTP, TBMM) and Sara Johnson (MCB) join the lab in 2019.

New lab staff member Lihua Huang has joined the lab June 2019.

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2018

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Ashish Rao was awarded a two-year predoctoral fellowship from the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation starting January 2018 through December 2020.

Paul Pang was awarded a three-year predoctoral F31 NRSA fellowship from the NIH to start in 2018 through 2021.

Diana Cox was awarded a three-year predoctoral F31 NRSA fellowship from the NIH to starting in 2018 through 2021.

Paul Pang’s manuscript describing consequences of CRISPR-mediated redirected splicing of Scn5a in mice was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Ravi Singh accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee beginning October, 2018.

Paul Pang received the 2018 Claude W. Smith Award for research accomplishments from the IMBS graduate program.

Ashish Rao received a travel award to attend the 14th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in Seattle, WA in October, 2018.

Diana Cox won a poster award (with funds for partial travel reimbursement) at the 2018 Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation Gordon Research Conference.

Ravi Singh’s paper describing the effect of Rbfox1&2 double knock out in skeletal muscle was published in Cell Reports June, 2018.

Ginny Morriss’ paper describing the DM1 mouse model was published in Human Molecular Genetics May, 2018

Diana Cox was awarded a three-year predoctoral F31 NRSA fellowship from the NIH to starting in 2018.

Paul Pang’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the annual retreat of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

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2017

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Ashish Rao’s preview was published in Molecular Cell November 2017.

Ashish Rao won the A. R. Means Award based on his GPA at Baylor College of Medicine

Ashish Rao’s abstract was selected for a three-minute flash poster presentation for the IDMC-11 meeting.

Ravi Singh’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the 2017 Cold Spring Harbor meeting: Eukaryotic mRNA Processing.

Kassie Manning's review has been published in January 2017 Nature Reviews Molecular and Cell Biology.

Paul Pang and Ashish Rao were each awarded travel awards for the IDMC-11 meeting in San Francisco in September 2017.

Paul Pang was selected for a second year of funding on the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics NIH training grant.

Josh Sharpe’s preview was published in Genome Biology May 2017.

Ginny Morriss review has been published in Human Genetics.

Adrienne Joseph has been accepted to UT Southwestern Medical School starting fall 2017.

Roberta Palau has been accepted to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA starting fall 2017.

Amrita Koushik has been accepted into the MBA program at Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University starting fall 2017.

Paul Pang’s abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the Cardiovascular Research Institute 2017 annual conference.

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2016

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Ginny Morriss was highlighted in the October 2016 issue of Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation Research News.

Kassie Manning won a poster award at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in September, 2016

Amy Brinegar won a poster award at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in September, 2016

Kassie Manning's review has been published online in Nature Reviews Molecular and Cell Biology November 2016 and will appear in the December 2016 issue.

Paul Pang was selected for a predoctoral slot on the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics NIH training grant.

Amy Brinegar was awarded a travel award to attend the 12th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in September, 2016

Amy Brinegar's review has been published in Brain Research.

Ginny Morriss’ poster won an award at the Frontiers in Myogenesis meeting at Asilomar in June, 2016.

Ravi Singh's abstract was selected for an oral presentation at the Frontiers in Myogenesis meeting at Asilomar in June, 2016.

Diana Cox’s preview has been published in Molecular Cell.

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2015

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Diana Cox received the 2015 McLean award for highest academic achievement of a first year student.

Ginny Morriss, Ph.D. was awarded a two year postdoctoral fellowship from the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

Ravi Singh, Ph.D. received a four year Scientist Development Award from the National American Heart Association.

Jimena Giudice, Ph.D. accepted a tenure track faculty position at the University of North Carolina.

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