Year End Celebration

Deneen Lab - December 2017 Celebration
Year end celebration

December 2017

We celebrated our lab's new publications, grants, thesis defenses and qualifier exams this past year.

We are looking forward to the upcoming exciting new year!

Paintball Match

Deneen Lab Paintball Match - November 2017
Deneen lab paintball match

November 2017

Deneen lab had a paintball match with our long-lasting collaborator Arenkiel lab.

There was paint everywhere!

Daam2 Driven Degradation of VHL Promotes Gliomagenesis

Daam2 driven degradation of VHL promotes gliomagenesis (320x240)
Daam2 driven degradation of VHL promotes gliomagenesis

November 2017

Wenyi's paper "Daam2 driven degradation of VHL promotes gliomagenesis" was published in eLife!

Wenyi Zhu, Saritha Krishna, Cristina Garcia, Chia-Ching John Lin, Bartley D Mitchell Kenneth L Scott, Carrie A Mohila, Chad J Creighton, Seung-Hee Yoo, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Benjamin Deneen

Elife. 2017 Oct 20;6. pii: e31926. doi: 10.7554/eLife.31926.

Dr. Ben Deneen Recipient of Volunteer Hall of Fame: 2018 Scientific Researcher Award

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Dr. Benjamin Deneen, associate professor of neuroscience at the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and member of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

October 2017

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recently selected Dr. Ben Deneen as its Volunteer Hall of Fame: 2018 Scientific Researcher award recipient!

This award honors individuals who have been a leader in the MS movement and whose contributions are impressive and sincerely appreciated. We are proud of you, Ben!

Stacey's Paper Published in Nature Neuroscience

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Sox9 Brn2

September 2017

Stacey's paper was published in Nature Neuroscience! Her paper's title is "Glia-specific enhancers and chromatin structure regulate NFIA expression and glioma tumorigenesis."

Stacey M Glasgow, Jeffrey C Carlson, Wenyi Zhu, Lesley S Chaboub, Peng Kang, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Yoanne M Clovis, Brittney E Lozzi, Robert J McEvilly, Michael G Rosenfeld, Chad J Creighton, Soo-Kyung Lee, Carrie A Mohila & Benjamin Deneen

Nat Neurosci. 2017 Nov;20(11):1520-1528. doi: 10.1038/nn.4638

Wenyi Defends Thesis

Wenyi defends thesis
Lab members celebrate after Wenyi defends her thesis.

April 2017

Wenyi defended her thesis!

Her thesis's title is “Functional Interrogation of Glial Determinants in Glioma.”

Congratulations, Wenyi!

John's Paper on Published in Nature Neuroscience

Identification of diverse astrocyte populations and their malignant analogs
Identification of diverse astrocyte populations and their malignant analogs

January 2017

John's paper on astrocyte heterogeneity was published in Nature Neuroscience!

His paper is titled "Identification of diverse astrocyte populations and their malignant analogs."

Chia-Ching John Lin, Kwanha Yu, Asante Hatcher, Teng-Wei Huang, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Jeffrey Carlson, Matthew C Weston, Fengju Chen, Yiqun Zhang, Wenyi Zhu, Carrie A Mohila, Nabil Ahmed, Akash J Patel, Benjamin R Arenkiel, Jeffrey L Noebels, Chad J Creighton & Benjamin Deneen

Nature Neuroscience 20, 396–405 (2017) doi:10.1038/nn.4493

Lesley's Paper Published in Journal of Neuroscience

Temporal Profiling of Astrocyte Precursors Reveals Parallel Roles for Asef
Temporal profiling of astrocyte precursors reveals parallel roles for Asef during development and after injury

November 2016

Lesley's paper was published in the Journal of Neuroscience!

Her paper is titled "Temporal Profiling of Astrocyte Precursors Reveals Parallel Roles for Asef during Development and after Injury."

Lesley S. Chaboub, Jeanne M. Manalo, Hyun Kyoung Lee, Stacey M. Glasgow, Fengju Chen, Yoshihiro Kawasaki, Tetsu Akiyama, Chay T. Kuo, Chad J. Creighton, Carrie A. Mohila and Benjamin Deneen

Journal of Neuroscience , 36 (47) 11904-11917; doi: JNEUROSCI.1658-16.2016

Lesley Defends Thesis

Probing Gliogenesis: The Link Between Development and Neurological Disorders
Probing Gliogenesis: The Link Between Development and Neurological Disorders

August 2016

Lesley defended her thesis! 

Her talk's title was "Probing Gliogenesis:The link between Development and Neurological Disorders."

Great talk, Lesley!

Dr. Ben Deneen Guest on Great Day Houston Show

Ben Deneen on Great Day Houston Show
Deborah Duncan chats with Wendy Bedortha and Griff Jaggard about living with MS, and Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D., about his current MS research.

March 2016

The Great Day Houston show had a special segment, "Hope For An MS Cure", where Deborah Duncan talked with Wendy Bedortha and Griff Jaggard about living with MS, and our own Benjamin Deneen about recent research in our lab. 

Watch the show.